ENGH 494: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

ENGH 494-002: Adv Poetry Writing Workshop
(Spring 2020)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Thompson Hall 2022

Section Information for Spring 2020

This poetry workshop is a place where a poet listens to intelligent and generous readers read and often misread a poet’s work. We will want to consider what conventions traditions, forms, methods, modalities, rhetoric, genres, and lexicons the poet embraces and/or rejects. Our purpose is to describe as best we can for the poet the work we see the poet doing in the given poem. Our purpose is not to talk poets out of their project or to convert them to our aesthetic, but to offer commentary that honors and challenges the attempt and ambition of each poem that comes before us. More than praise or complaints, such readings and mis-readings show the poet how a diverse readership gives shape to its encounter with the poem and in what ways the poem’s medium is shaping itself.

ENGH 494 002 enrollment is controlled. Students must contact the instructor, Professor Pankey (epankey@gmu.edu), for approval to register.

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
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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