ENGL 283, beginning verse writing MW 130-250 LOW 219
Whether you have read and written lots of poetry before or whether poetry is a new adventure for you, this class will introduce you to many new poems and will give you ways to learn and practice skills of craft. It’s O.K. if you don’t have much previous experience with poetry, but if
you’re going to be in this class, you will need to be a serious student. Please be prepared to read and write a lot!
Throughout the quarter, you will gain familiarity with a variety of poetic techniques, practice using your associative imagination, learn about traditional and contemporary poetic forms, and develop your voice through observation, self-reflection, imitation, and experimentation.
You will receive feedback from your instructor on your poems throughout the quarter. In the second half of the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in a poetry workshop and practice giving... Read more