In the past two decades, and as illustrated in the success of works written by poets such as A. Van Jordan, Claudia Rankine, and Don Mee Choi, the prose poem has become an important form for contemporary poets. What is the history of the prose poem? How does the interdisciplinary nature of some prose poems change how we read the poems? And what connection to, if any, might the prose poem have to visual art? To answer these and other questions, students will read texts written by and about modern and contemporary prose poets. These texts should serve as guides as students create their own poems. PREREQS: Undergraduate students must have taken Writing 322 Poetry 2 to enroll. This course counts toward the Creative Writing Concentration.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; WR P