This is an intensive workshop for qualified students. Though some generative prompts will be given, students should come prepared with poems in need of discussion. In addition to the formal workshop, throughout the semester, we will read and discuss several poetics essays written on a variety of topics ranging from poetic lineage, language and sentimentality, to the role of the poet. The essays should inform each student's work as they revise, as well as expand one's scope of thought beyond the classroom into the larger poetic community. Students wishing to enroll must not only register but also submit a sample of not more than 10 pages of poetry. The sample must include, at the top of the first page, your name, the semester you took Poetry Writing 2, and the name of the Poetry Writing 2 instructor. Submit samples to the English Department mailbox (Duncker Hall 116) of Professor Niki Herd (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than December 3, 2021. This course enrolls from the waitlist and no one is officially enrolled until contacted by the instructor. It counts toward the Creative Writing Concentration. PREREQ: Poetry Writing 1, Poetry Writing 2. While some preference will be given to creative writing concentrators, this is not a guarantee that all concentrators will be accepted into the course. With this in mind, concentrators are urged to plan ahead in order to fulfill the 400-level course requirement in their genre track.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; WR P