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ENGL 7779 Contemporary American Poetry (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The contemporary moment in American poetry is lively, diverse, and resists easy definition. Strong individual voices stake out widely differing poetic projects, and part of our work will be to consider the poets with an eye toward their literary ancestors as well as their lines of contemporary kinship. We'll take up established voices like Simic, Glck, Olds, Levine, Merwin, and Rich, as well as some relative newcomers. Though we'll focus on the poetry itself, we'll also read some commentators like Holden, Chiasson, Altieri, and—importantly—the poets themselves.

Instructor(s): Suzanne Matson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17