Reading and Writing Poetry (LIT4313.01)

Michael Dumanis

Students will examine the choices other writers make in their work, through reading a range of selections in contemporary and 20th-century poetry. We will also devote time to discussions of prosody, poetic form, and structure. We will then examine the choices we ourselves make in our work and turn in a new poem every week, each generated through an assignment or prompt. Students will read an average of one poetry collection every week, write weekly critical response papers, and prepare a final portfolio of poems at the end of the term.

Corequisite: Students are required to attend all Literature Evenings and Poetry at Bennington events (typically held on alternating Wednesdays at 7:00pm).

Prerequisites: Interested students should submit a writing sample to mdumanis@bennington.edu by November 3, 2015. Class lists will be posted outside the Literature office on November 7.
Credits: 4
W 10:10am - 12:00pm; W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 15
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Four Credit, Literature, Michael Dumanis, and tagged , , , , , , .