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.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
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. 20-75 pages per week.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Interested students complete an application and include a writing sample of 3-4 pages of poetry. No prerequisites. Application deadline is November 22, 2016. This course is not open to Graduate Students.

Other information:
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. This course cannot be audited.



C01 - Monica Youn

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

C02 - James Richardson

Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

C03 - Susan Wheeler

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

C04 - Michael Dickman

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

C05 - Michael Dickman

Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

C06 - Monica Youn

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

C07- Meghan O'Rourke

Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:20 pm