An introduction to poetry writing through the study of contemporary poets and the writing of poems. The class will pay extensive attention to such elements of poetry as imagery, figurative language, tone, syntax, and form in order to create a vocabulary for students to discuss their own poems. Students' poems will be critiqued by the class in a workshop setting.
ENGL 304: Introduction to Poetry Writing
Instructor: Leslie Contreras Schwartz
An introduction to poetry writing and the study of poetics, this course includes close study of contemporary poets and writing assignments focused on issues of craft. The focus of the class will center on creating meaning in poetry through the manipulation of structure and line breaks, syntax and diction, as well as elements such as imagery, sound, and form.
Enrollment is limited.
This course is qualified to meet an English Creative Writing Concentration requirement (ECRW).