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.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

No Prerequisites. Open enrollment. Three seats are reserved for first-year students, 3 seats for sophomores, 2 seats for juniors, 2 seats for seniors. The program is unable to maintain a waiting list. If reserved seats remain available during Add/Drop, you may write to Katie Welsh at for enrollment assistance.

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Paul Muldoon

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


C01 - Marilyn Chin

Mondays, 1:30-3:50 PM

C02 - Marilyn Chin

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:50 PM

C03 - Michael Dickman

Thursdays, 1:30-3:20 PM

C04 - Lynn Melnick

Tuesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM

C05 - Craig Morgan Teicher

Wednesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM

C06 - Kathleen Ossip

Tuesdays, 9:00-10:50 AM

C07 - Kathleen Ossip

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:50 PM

C08 - Paul Muldoon

Tuesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM