Practice in the original composition of poetry supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works. Criticism by practicing writers and talented peers encourages the student’s growth as both creator and reader of literature. This class is open to beginning and intermediate students by application.
One manuscript per week is submitted. Reading of other students’ submissions in advance of workshop in which they are to be discussed. Other assigned readings or exercises. 40 pages of reading per week.
Not Open to Graduate Students.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Students must submit an application including a writing sample of 3-4 pages of poetry. If students do not have a writing sample; they must submit a poem by an emerging or established poet, describing their admiration of the poem in 100-300 words. No prerequisites. Application deadline is April 17, 2015. Accepted students will be able to enroll in Tiger Hub between May 18 – 22.
Individual conferences are scheduled at intervals during the semester. There are no exams. Students may begin the creative writing sequence with either CWR 201 or 202.
Freshmen only 3 per section.