Jessica Luck

1:25p-2:15p MWF (25 students) 3 cr., A&H, IW.

The goal of this course is to you to the art of poetry. To that end, in this class you will be invited to learn and practice strategies for reading and studying poetry that represents a wide range of historical periods and a variety of literary conventions and techniques as you strive toward developing a greater understanding and appreciation of the art. At the same time, because this section has been designated as “writing intensive,” you will also receive instruction in and opportunities to practice strategies for writing about poetry.

Course assignments will include weekly short responses sent via Oncourse, unannounced quizzes over assigned material, five microthemes of 2-3 pages, a critical essay of 5-6 pages, a review of a critical essay of 3 pages, and a final exam. Our main text will be An Introduction to Poetry, 11th edition, edited by Kennedy and Gioia, as well as a book of poetry by a single author, TBA.