Theory and Practice of Poetry
- Mary Kinzie
- University Library 3370 - MoWe 12:30PM - 1:50PM
- An advanced yearlong course in reading for writers that requires critical analysis and intensive writing of poems. An exam on the summer reading from the 393-1,2 24 Reader will be given the second week of class. Texts for the first term will include collections of verse by Louise Bogan, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Eleanor Wilner, and Frank Bidart (who will visit for one week on October). The Fall-Winter semester will be devoted to reports on, and imitations of, these poets using the concepts presented in the Reader that relate to the ways in which form follows theme. A 15-page paper will be due in January comparing the work of a studied poet with one from outside the course reading list. The course ends with two weeks of Daily Poems. In the second semester, beginning in early February, students will read longer works by an assortment of (some by poets studied in the first term) and lay the foundation for the cumulative composition of a work that by the end of May 1999 will total 125 lines. Possible opportunity for a class Poetry Reading where the long poems can be presented before an audience.
- No P/N registration. Grade of "K" given for first semester. Permission of Writing Major required. Reading due for first class; Exam given the second week. Attendance at first class mandatory.
- Seminar discussion.
- Based on creative and critical work; class presentations and participation.
- Attendance at 1st class mandatory
1st part of 15 week, 1.5 credit course
No P/N option for this section
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