Advanced Poetry

Advanced practice in the original composition of poetry for discussion in regularly scheduled workshop meetings. The curriculum allows the student to develop writing skills, provides an introduction to the possibilities of contemporary literature and offers perspective on the places of literature among the liberal arts. Application required.


Section C01 will focus on The Longer Poem and the Poetic Sequence

If you’ve completed at least two 200-level courses you may apply for this special 300-level course in which you’ll have the opportunity to work on a longer poem or a poetic sequence. You’ll also have the opportunity to read and discuss selections from “Song of Myself” (Whitman), “The Wreck of the Deutschland” (Hopkins), “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen” (Yeats), “Spoon River Anthology” (Masters), “Objects” (Stein), “Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction” (Stevens), “Paterson” (Williams), “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley: Life and Contacts” (Pound), “The Walls Do Not Fall,” “Tribute to the Angels” (H.D), “An Octopus” (Moore), “The Waste Land” (Eliot), “In Parenthesis” (Jones), “Harlem Gallery” (Tolson), “The Bridge” (Crane), “Briggflatts” (Bunting), “Poem Beginning ‘The’” (Zukofsky), “The Great Hunger” (Kavanagh), “The Maximus Poems” (Olson), “The Dream Songs” (Berryman), “The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket” (Lowell), “Heart’s Needle” (Snodgrass), “Garbage” (Ammons), “The Changing Light at Sandover” (Merrill), “Howl” (Ginsberg), “Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror” (Ashbery), “Twenty-One Love Poems” (Rich), “The Schooner Flight ” (Walcott), “Crow’s First Lesson” (Hughes), “Mercian Hymns” (Hill), “Station Island” (Heaney), “Happily” (Hejinian), “The Dream of the Unified Field” (Graham), “The Glass Essay” (Carson), and “Crow Testament” (Alexie). All included in two-volume the 3rd Edition of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (Ramazani, Ellmann and O’Clair).



Paul Muldoon

Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities;
Director, Princeton Atelier; Professor of Creative Writing (on leave Spring 2023)


C01 - Paul Muldoon

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

C02 - Mark Doty

Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:20 pm


Mark Doty

Paul Muldoon