10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW
Planetary Hall 124
Section Information for Fall 2022
ENGH 391: FORMS OF POETRY
To understand the art of poetry, one practices the process of writing. As Eavan Boland and Mark Strand note in their anthology, The Making of a Poem, this practice cannot help but be marked by “the poet’s interior conversation with a possessed and dispossessed formal past.” This semester we’ll combine a historical tour of the elements of poetic form with any number of contemporary innovations, all prodded by the understanding that form and meaning necessarily shift with time—from ancient accentual verse to poems written to highlight the “form” in performance, alike. We’ll read, write a lot, learn to give one another meaningful feedback, and interact with living poets, as well.