English 290P - Fall, 2020

Creative Writing: Poetry

Class Information

Instructor: Peterson, Kathleen
Time: T 12:10-3:00

Description

    In this advanced course, students will write and revise original work, and critique the work of other participants. We will pursue the best poems we can by treating each other?s work to deep attention, revision, and recitation. For context and inspiration, we will selected works of contemporary verse.

    The course has two objectives: the making of memorable poems by whatever means we might discover, and the creation a trustworthy and challenging community of judgment, support, and intellectual investigation. The small size of the course will ensure that students will have substantial opportunities to have their work discussed, and our methods for discussion will be shaped by student interest and the needs of the class.

Grading

    Grading will be based on class participation (contributions to class discussions of assigned reading, participation in workshop conversation and critique, and written commentary on others? work) and on written work, which will include a portfolio of at least ten poems with a few revisions and a work in prose

Texts

    A Sand Book, Ariana Reines
    Eyes Bottle Dark With a Handful of Flowers, Jake Skeets
    Sight Lines, Arthur Sze