Evan A Klavon
Intensive study of the ways and means of making a poem.
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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