English | Writing Poetry
W303 | 21403 | Maura Stanton

Maura Stanton

4:00p-5:15p TR (15 students) 3 cr.  PREREQUISITE:  W103 or W203 (or
equivalent).  Section requires permission of instructor.

This course is a workshop in writing poetry.  Students will write
and revise approximately one poem a week, usually an exercise poem
based on the reading.  Each workshop will begin with the discussion
of a model poem from one of the required books, and students will be
asked to write short response papers on poems in the books.  No
tests or exams.  No auditors.  Students must make photocopies of
their poems for everyone in the class.

Texts:  Five books of contemporary poetry to be announced.

To apply to this class, place five poems, your e-mail address, and a
list of creative writing classes you’ve taken (and names of
instructors) into Maura Stanton’s mailbox in BH 442 at least one
week before your registration day.  Submit your manuscript as soon
as possible, as places will be filled as people apply –if you have a
late registration date, apply at the beginning of the period to
reserve a space.  No places will be saved for late registration.  I
will e-mail those admitted to the class.  After you have been
approved, the Creative Writing Secretary in BH 442 will issue you an
on-line authorization.