Aaron C Barrell
Intensive study of the ways and means of making a poem.
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
The only prerequisite for this course is a genuine interest in poetry.
Class assignments and grading