English 290P - Fall, 2014

Seminar in Creative Writing of Poetry

Class Information

Instructor: Wenderoth, Joe
Time: T 12:10-3:00
Location: 120 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.


    12 poems submat. participation, a few small assignments.


    Good Woman, Lucille Clifton
    Nude Siren, Peter Richards