Introductory Poetry

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.

Application required

CWR 201-3: Poetry and the Subconscious

In this writing workshop we will be focused on delving into the psyche in order to generate provocative and lucid poetry. The class is an invitation to vulnerability, a place to write beyond the margins of the self. Assignments and in-class exercises will include responses to music, dada prompts, and a visit to the art museum. You will also be required to purchase a number of poetry collections (i.e. Terrance Hayes, Lucille Clifton, Juan Felipe Herrera, Ocean Vuong) and submit poems on a biweekly basis that will be workshopped in class.

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:50 p.m.



C01 - Monica Youn

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

C02 - Patrick Rosal

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

C03 - Erika Sanchez

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

C04 - Michael Dickman

Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

C05 - Susan Wheeler

Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

C06 - Alex Dimitrov

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

C07 - Alicia Ostriker

Mondays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

C08 - Monica Youn

Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm