English | Writing Poetry
W303 | 24752 | Catherine Bowman
W303 24752 WRITING POETRY
4:00p-5:15p TR (15 students) 3 cr. PREREQUISITE: W103 or W203 (or
equivalent). Section requires permission of instructor.
Much of class time will be devoted to discussion of the poems you
have written. In this class students will write poems focusing on
voice, texture, form, sound, and accuracy of intention. There will
be assignments and exercises that experiment with a variety of
structures and strategies. We will most likely visit the Fine Arts
Museum, the Lilly Library, listen to music, watch some films, and
read several collections of poetry and critical essays by poets.
To apply to this class, place five poems 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 poems as soon as
possible, as places will be filled as people apply. A list of those
admitted will be posted on my office door (BH 452) and a copy will
be given to the Creative Writing Program Secretary in BH 442. As
soon as you are admitted, obtain an on-line authorization to
register from the secretary. You must have an authorization in
order to register.