W303 1904 YOUNG
Writing Poetry

10:10a-12:05p M (15) 3 cr.


This class is for advanced students in the writing of poetry who have had experience in the workshop environment. It is expected that all students will be practicing poets, and the majority of class time will be taken up with detailed critique of student work. Students will be expected to write about one new poem per week and to give written and oral responses to each other's work; five revised poems will be due at the end of the term. Students will also write short prose pieces in response to the four books of contemporary poetry we will read: Olena Kalytiak Davis, And Her Soul Out of Nothing; Linda Gregg, Things and Flesh; Robert Hass, Human Wishes; and Paul Violi, Fracas.

To apply for permission to enroll, please leave a sample of your poetry (four or five poems) in the instructor's mailbox in Ballantine 442, no later than one week before the day you expect to register for classes. Please include an email address for notification. After you have been approved, contact the Undergraduate Secretary in BH402 for an on-line authorization.