Department of English

David A Wevill


Professor EmeritusM.A., 1958, Cambridge University

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E F325P • Poetry Writing

83535 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-230pm BEN 1.106

Instructor:  Wevill, D            Areas:  IV / U

Unique #:  83535            Flags:  Writing

Semester:  Summer 2013, first session            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: C L 315, E 603B, 316K, or T C 603B.

Description: In this course we will study and practice the craft of writing poetry. There will be wide-ranging discussion of the nature of poetry, accompanied by readings of poems by modern poets and analysis of the poems. The main effort will be the writing and discussion of poems by the members of the class. Appreciation, criticism, and revision will be an important part of this effort. The instructor will provide samplings of texts for distribution to the class. The students themselves will provide copies of their own poems for the class.

Texts: The students and instructor will provide the reading matter.

Requirements & Grading: The instructor does not have a policy of grading every poem submitted, but at any time a student can ask for a grade or grade-estimate. More importantly, the instructor will provide spoken and written commentary. There will be a final project of 8 poems from each student. The final grade will be based on this project and the semester's work. Writing 95%, Class participation 5%

E F325P • Poetry Writing

83640 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm PAR 204

Instructor:  Wevill, D            Areas:  IV / U

Unique #:  83640            Flags:  Writing

Semester:  Summer 2012, first session            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

E 325 (Topic 2: Creative Writing: Poetry) and 325P may not both be counted.

Prerequisites: C L 315, E 603B, 316K, or T C 603B.

Description: In this course we will study and practice the craft of writing poetry. There will be wide-ranging discussion of the nature of poetry, accompanied by readings of poems by modern poets and analysis of the poems. The main effort will be the writing and discussion of poems by the members of the class. Appreciation, criticism, and revision will be an important part of this effort. The instructor will provide samplings of texts for distribution to the class. The students themselves will provide copies of their own poems for the class.

Texts: The students and instructor will provide the reading matter.

Requirements & Grading: The instructor does not have a policy of grading every poem submitted, but at any time a student can ask for a grade or grade-estimate. More importantly, the instructor will provide spoken and written commentary. There will be a final project of 8 poems from each student. The final grade will be based on this project and the semester's work. Writing 95%, Class participation 5%

E 325P • Poetry Writing

35455 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm PAR 101

Description: In this course we will study and practice the craft of writing poetry.  There will be wide-ranging discussion of the nature of poetry, accompanied by readings of poems by modern poets and analysis of the poems.  The main effort will be the writing and discussion of poems by the members of the class.  Appreciation, criticism, and revision will be an important part of this effort.  The instructor will provide samplings of texts for distribution to the class.  The students themselves will provide copies of their own poems for the class.

Texts: The students and instructor will provide the reading matter.

Grading and Requirements: The instructor does not have a policy of grading every poem submitted, but at any time a student can ask for a grade or grade-estimate.  More importantly, the instructor will provide spoken and written commentary.  There will be a final project of 8 poems from each student.  The final grade will be based on this project and the semester's work. Writing 95%, Class participation 5%

Prerequisites: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents (e.g. T C 603A and 603B), and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing; or consent of instructor. 

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