E 386L • Poetry Workshop
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
One new poem to be handed in every week a day or two before class (there will be a place in which to leave them). The poem can be part of a work-in-progress, or even a group of fragments that have not yet coalesced into a poem. Handing in more than one poem is welcome and encouraged. Some of the weekly submissions will be the product of assigned exercise. Two copies of each poem should be provided for everyone in class (one copy to be annotated--though not during class--and returned to the author; the second to be kept in a file of the class's work). Editorial suggestions should be made in a thoughtful and constructive manner.
Some contemporary poets and their poetics may be discussed, as well as poets from other cultures and times. Please feel free to make suggestions about possible assignments or readings--translations, work with forms, writing experiments, etc.