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English (ENGL)

ENGL 413 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 per semester/maximum of 12) Advanced study of the techniques of poetic composition; regular practice in writing poetry; group discussion of student work.

ENGL 413 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 per semester/maximum of 6)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

Students enrolled in the Advanced Poetry Workshop will have successfully completed ENGL 213, Introduction to Poetry Writing. In the advanced course, they continue their study of prosody through the close reading of published poems, including entire volumes of poetry by a single author. Students will also study articles and books that discuss various elements of craft. They can expect to prepare written reading responses and formal classroom presentations on the assigned readings. They will also draft approximately one new poem or revision each week, in addition to completing various writing exercises in or outside of class. All students will prepare for and engage in the workshop critiques; participation in these conversations is essential and subject to assessment. The writing, revision, and workshop process prepare the student to compile a portfolio of 8-10 poems, which they will submit as a final project for the course.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: ENGL 213

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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