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.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

No prerequisites. Open enrollment. If you would like to register for this course and the enrollment is currently full, please add your name to the waitlist for CWR 202

If reserved seats remain or become available during Add/Drop, Creative Writing Program staff will reach out to students on the waitlist with enrollment assistance.

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Other Information

Three seats are reserved for first-year students, 3 seats for sophomores, 2 seats for juniors, 2 seats for seniors. Students may begin the creative writing sequence with either CWR 201 or 202.





C01 - Ilya Kaminsky

Mondays, 7:30-10:20 PM

C02 - Lynn Melnick

Tuesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM

C03 - Kathleen Ossip

Fridays, 1:30-3:50 PM

C04 - Michael Dickman

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20 PM

C05 - Michael Dickman

Fridays, 9:00-10:50 AM

C06 - Patricia Smith

Mondays, 1:30-4:20 PM

C07 - Patricia Smith

Tuesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM

C08 - Lynn Melnick

Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:50 AM