Recent developments by such poets as Hughes, Heaney, Rich, Kinnell, and Hugo.
Poetry in English: A World Perspective. This class offers an introduction to the history of poetry written in English since the mid-twentieth century. Our scope will be truly global: we will be reading authors from Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Nigeria, New Zealand, South Africa, St. Lucia, and the United States. In addition to reading closely work by first-rate poets, we will also be discussing topics include decolonization, African diasporic poetics, English-language poetries in Asia, indigenous poetics, second-wave feminism, and the rise (and fall) of postmodernism.
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