ENGLISH 424 - Advanced Poetry Writing
Section: 002
Term: FA 2017
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth,” wrote 13th century Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi. Since then, poetry continues to be a crucial form of myth-making, and has evolved and expanded into a dynamic and vibrant field of study. In this seminar-style course, students will be expected to unfold their own myths by writing their own original poems and sharing them on a weekly basis for feedback and revision suggestions. In addition, students are expected to participate in various in-class writing activities. We’ll also be reading and discussing a selection of assigned prose and poetry handouts. These selections will be tailored to the kinds of poetry students produce and share, and will also introduce students to the numerous traditions that make up poetry.

Course Requirements:

The culmination of this course is a 20-page portfolio of original and revised poems.

Intended Audience:

Students who complete ENGLISH 223 and 324 with a successful portfolio are encouraged to apply.

ENGLISH 424 - Advanced Poetry Writing
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
M 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Note: To enroll in this course, students need to: 1. Submit a portfolio. Portfolios should be submitted directly to the instructor of each section. For priority consideration, portfolios should be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday, March 24, 2017. Students should receive notification of their acceptance (or not) no later than Tuesday, March 28, 2017. 2. Students are encouraged to consider a second-choice section (where available) as a potential back-up, and make contact with that instructor. Note: Students who are currently a declared creative-writing minor or English sub-concentrator will receive alternative enrollment instructions. Creative-writing minors and English sub-concentrators are not required to submit a portfolio for review.
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