English | Writing Poetry
W303 | 2006 | Cecil


W303 2006 CECIL
Writing Poetry

PREREQUISITE:  W103 or W203 or equivalent.  This section requires
permission of instructor.  Obtain authorization from BH 442.

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, with a cover sheet listing your name,
e-mail address, 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 e-mail those admitted to class, with
instructions on how to obtain electronic authorization to register
from the Undergraduate Secretary in BH 442.

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