Honors | Reading and Writing Contemporary Poetry
H203 | 0005 | Richard Cecil


Topics courses open to Honors Division freshmen and sophomores only. H203
topics carry COAS Arts and Humanities credit.

This course also meets with H226

THIS IS AN AUTHORIZED COURSE.
OBTAIN ON-LINE AUTHORIZATION FROM THE HONORS DIVISION.

Reading and Writing Contemporary Poetry

In this section of H203, we will read seven books of poetry--three by great,
dead 20th century poets, and four by contemporary poets 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 ctritics who wish to study the methods by which a poem is put
together.

Course texts:

Robert Frost                         Robert Frost's Poems
Elizabeth Bishop                  The Complete Poems 1927-1979
Phillip Larkin                         Collected Poems
Yusef Komunyakaa              Magic City
Jane Shore                             Music Minus One
Billy Collins                           Picnic, Lightning