College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 494: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

ENGH 494-001: Adv Poetry Writing Workshop
(Spring 2017)

01:30 PM to 04:15 PM W

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

Section Information for Spring 2017

English 396 (Introduction to Creative Writing) and 397 (Poetry Writing) are prerequisites for this class. 

This intensive workshop will focus on both student work and the reading and discussion of books of poetry and essays on poetics. We’ll explore the creative process, the role of the poet and artist in our society, and find various ways to enter the dynamic conversation of contemporary poetry. Expect to produce poems (or pages of poetry) each week; comment, both verbally and in writing, on the work of your fellow students; occasionally lead discussions of our weekly reading; and write some critical prose in response to our course’s texts.

Permission is required for admission. Please send a sample of approximately 6 pages of poetry to Heather Green (hstreckf@gmu.edu) for consideration.

This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with permission of instructor.

ENGH 494 001 enrollment is controlled. Please email Professor Green (hstreckf@gmu.edu) for permission to enroll.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Intensive practice in the craft of poetry and study of the imagination in creative process. Intended for students already writing original poetry. Notes: Enrollment is controlled. Submit 8-10 pages of poetry to instructor for review. May be repeated with permission of instructor. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 397/ENGH 397 and manuscript review.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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