W403 1907 STANTON
Advanced Poetry Writing

1:25p-3:20p W (15) 3 cr.


This course is a workshop in writing poetry. Students will turn in approximately one poem a week, usually an exercise poem based on the reading, which will be discussed in class. Each workshop will begin with the discussion of a model poem from one of the required books, and each student will prepare a short presentation on a poetic form. No test or exams. No auditors. Students must make photocopies of their poems for everyone in the class.

Texts: Five books of contemporary poetry.

To apply to this class, place five poems, your e-mail address, and a list of creative writing classes you've taken, in my mailbox in BH 442 at least one week before your registration day. Submit your manuscript as soon as possible, as places will be filled as people apply--if you have a late registration date, apply at the beginning of the period to reserve a space. No places will be saved for late registration. I will e-mail those admitted to the class. After you have been approved, contact the Undergraduate Secretary in BH402 for an on-line authorization.