English | Advanced Poetry Writing
W403 | 1893 | Cecil


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


PREREQUISITE: W303 OR EQUIVALENT. REQUIRES PERMISSION OF THE
INSTRUCTOR. OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM BH442.

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
formal exercises drawn from Wendy Bishop=s Thirteen Ways of Looking
for a Poem.  Students will learn to work with accentual and syllabic
meters, as well as to create contemporary versions of ancient forms
such as sonnets and sestinas. No tests.  No auditors.  Students will
distribute copies 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
(including the name of their instructors) 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 be
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 Creative Writing
and Undergraduate Secretaries in BH 442.  As soon as you are
admitted, request an authorization to register from one of the
secretaries.

Course Text:  Wendy Bishop    Thirteen Ways of Looking for a Poem