ENGL-339-01 Adv Poetry Writing
Spring for 2005-2006
This course will concentrate on poetic practice: first, on the poetry written or composed by members of the workshop during the semester. We will hold weekly discussions and readings of this work, seeking to understand, encourage, and critique the possibilities of each writer’s imaginative project. Of particular interest here will be the construction of the verse line and rhythm; the use of figure; and vocal and acoustic expression. As good writing is inseparable from careful reading, the course will have a second emphasis: on developments and texts in contemporary poetry, especially poetry composed in the experimental mode. Our attention will roam, taking stock of Language poetry, slam and spoken word, “visual” and “sound” poetry, chance and aleatory techniques, seriality, and the fragment. Readings, film, and audio-visual recordings will therefore supplement the ongoing work of composition.
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