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Evan A Klavon
ENGL 283
Seattle Campus

Beginning Verse Writing

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

Class description

This course will introduce students to the tools of poetry. Coursework will involve critical and theoretical readings as well as many poems, and critical writing as well as creative writing. Our focus will be on writing with the reader in mind, and reading to discern how poems work. Our approach will be one of experimentation and exploration. While students will compose, share, and revise poems, the emphasis is not on polishing such pieces, but on learning about poetry through the process of writing.

Students will be required to purchase a course reader, as well as an anthology of poetry from a list of suggested titles.

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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 Evan A Klavon
Date: 10/27/2009