English 100P - Winter, 2019

Creative Writing: Poetry

Class Information

Instructor: Gouirand, Rae
Time: TR 10:30-11:50
Location: 248 Voorhies


    In this workshop, we will explore what sense and semblance mean to poetry and the poem, and to a range of living poets whose work directly engages the cultural and political conversations of our present moment. Students will read a diverse body of works in a variety of verse forms, develop and revise original poetry, and be challenged to investigate what the body of the poem offers right now.

    Note: re-applications are welcome from students who have taken previous sections of 100P with the instructor.


    Grading will be based upon weekly work submitted to the instructor and the workshop, contributions to in-class discussions, and a final portfolio.


    American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time Now , Smith
    Bettering American Poetry Volume I , King