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Aaron C Barrell
ENGL 283
Seattle Campus

Beginning Verse Writing

Intensive study of the ways and means of making a poem.

Class description

In this course we will come to terms with the form and the content of poetry from the outside and from the inside. That is, both as careful readers and as intrepid writers of poems. We will focus not so much on what a poem means, but on how it means; the extraordinary effect its meter, form, and language can have on us. A course reader will be available at Ave Copies. A textbook will be available at the University Bookstore.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

The only prerequisite for this course is a genuine interest in poetry.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Aaron C Barrell
Date: 06/17/2009