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.
One manuscript per week submitted. Reading of other students’ submissions in advance of the workshop in which they are to be discussed. Other assigned readings and exercises. 30-80 pages of reading per week.
Program IV English majors may use 2 creative courses at 300 or 400-level as departmentals. Individual conferences are scheduled at intervals during the semester. There are no exams. Attendance is mandatory. Students who have more than two unexcused absences will be automatically dropped from the course. This course cannot be audited. Not open to graduate students.
Application required. Students must have completed two 200-level poetry courses.