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Philip J Heldrich
TCXG 373
Tacoma Campus

Introduction to Poetry Writing

Introduces students to the craft and process of poetry writing from initial draft to advanced revision. Explores current writing styles, poetic forms, and various aesthetic issues. Students discus craft, assigned writings, and share work with other class members. Recommended: courses in upper-division writing and literature.

Class description

This class will focus on the craft and process of poetry writing from a poem's initial draft to its advanced revision. Class assignments will help to make students familiar with current writing styles, poetic forms, and various aesthetic issues important to the reading and writing of poetry. Class time will be spent discussing the poet's craft, the assigned readings, and student writing.

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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.
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Last Update by Philip J Heldrich
Date: 10/17/2005