English | Writing Poetry
W303 | 1953 | Cecil

3:35-5:30 p.m. W (15) 3 cr


This course is a workshop in writing poetry.  Students will turn in a poem
a week, which will be discussed in class.  The poems will be exercises
based on readings in contemporary poetry.  In
addition to students' poems, the class will discuss and report on recent
published poetry selected from the course reading list.  No tests.  No
auditors.  Students will distribute photocopies of their work to all
members of the class.

Approval of the instructor is required for admission.  To apply, submit 5
pages of poetry and a list of creative writing courses you've taken to my
mailbox in BH 442 at least one week before your registration day.  To
improve your chances of getting a place in the workshop, submit your
manuscript as soon as possible, since places will be filled as people
apply.  Those who register late should apply at the beginning of the
registration period so that, if admitted, a place will reserved for them
in the class.  No places will be saved for late registration.  I will post
a list of those admitted on my office door (BH 458), and give a copy of
the list to the Undergraduate Secretary in BH 402.  As soon as you are
admitted, pick up an authorization to register from the secretary.

Texts:  5 books of contemporary poetry, to be announced.