Honors | Reading & Writing Contemporary Poetry
H203 | 6366 | Richard Cecil
In this section of H203, we will read seven books of poetry-three by
great, dead 20th century poets, and four by contemporaries whose work
promises to place them among the great dead poets of the future. The
writing required for the course will be poems-one for each poet we
read and discuss. On alternate weeks we will discuss student poems in
a writer's workshop format, so that the course will be equally
divided between reading and writing.
This course should interest two types of students-poets, or future
poets, who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge of contemporary
poetry, and readers and critics who wish to study the methods by
which a poem is put together.
Robert Lowell LIFE STUDIES & FOR THE UNION DEAD
Elizabeth Bishop THE COMPLETE POEMS 1927-1979
Robert Hayden COLLECTED POEMS
Y. Komunyakaa MAGIC CITY
and three recently published books of poetry, to be announced.