English 100P - Fall, 2012

Creative Writing: Poetry

Class Information

Instructor: Wenderoth, Joe
Time: MW 10:00-11:20
Location: 248 Voorhies


    We will endeavor, in this course, to encounter poetic speech. We will do so from both sides—as speaker and as hearer, as writer and as reader. The guiding intention of our discussion will be the development of an understanding of what poetic speech has been and might now be, which is to say, what human (or inhuman) purposes it might now serve, and how it might be crafted to better fulfill their intentions and/or impulses.


    Primary responsibility is to write 12 poems over the course of the quarter. Secondary grades come from participation and a few small assignments.


    The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry, J.D. McClatchy