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Brian Reed
ENGL 343
Seattle Campus

Contemporary Poetry

Recent developments by such poets as Hughes, Heaney, Rich, Kinnell, and Hugo.

Class description

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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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 Brian Reed
Date: 09/17/2013