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 a 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.

Corequisites: Students are required to attend Literature Evenings (Wednesdays, 7 – 8pm).

Prerequisites: Please submit a writing sample of 5-7 poems to Michael Dumanis at mdumanis@bennington.edu no later than October 30. A course roster will be posted on the Literature bulletin board on the second floor of the Barn on November 4.
Credits: 4
W 10:10am - 12noon; W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency:
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