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ENGL 5524 A Poetry Practicum (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This hands-on course explores a variety of enduring forms and genres, from blank verse to ballads to popular song and blues. In addition to studying model poems from different historic periods, weekly writing exercises will give us a practical feel for each form. The aim here is not to produce finished poems, as in workshop, but to increase our enjoyment of poetry and song by acquiring some first-hand knowledge of poetic craft. There will be a paper, midterm, and final. No previous creative writing experience is necessary (though poets are welcome), but students should have taken “Studies in Poetry.”

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrew Sofer

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17