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).