E640B – Graduate Writing Workshop: Poetry

Credit Hours:
3

Course Level:
Graduate

Semesters Offered:
Fall Spring

Description:  This graduate workshop provides the student poet with an audience made up of instructor and fellow students who read the student’s work in advance and offer analysis and suggestions in weekly class meetings. It is assumed that students accepted into the workshop already command a critical vocabulary.

Since one of the main aims of the course is to help students develop a body of work, students who enroll are expected to produce poems every week and to be open to criticism offered in class discussion. At the end of the term, poems written during that semester may be re-submitted as a portfolio in revised versions.