ENGH 606: Publishing Practicum: Poetry Daily

(Fall 2022)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM M

Peterson Hall 2408

Section Information for Fall 2022


In this course, students are introduced to the editorial and publishing work of the longstanding online poetry anthology Poetry Daily, edited and produced at George Mason University. (To learn more about Poetry Daily, visit poems.com/about.) Alongside the study of Poetry Daily's editorial practices, students will explore the literary merits of contemporary poetry in English as it is published today via the broad range of literary journals and presses, from the US and abroad, who submit to and are featured on the website, write their own poems, and spend time reading and discussing texts that pertain to cultural citizenship as a writer and editor.

Class time will be divided between the weekly “live” editorial meetings, for which students in ENGH 619 will gradually contribute poems and participate in discussion, and two learning modules: “Reading Contemporary Poetry” (six weeks) and “Responding to Contemporary Poetry and Culture as an Poet-Editor” (eight weeks). It is my hope that students in this class become familiar with an important publishing project, both at George Mason and in the context of the larger world of contemporary poetry, and simultaneously develop, individually, as fully active readers and writers of poetry. I look forward to our work together this semester. 

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Involves students in real-world literary publishing as it occurs at Poetry Daily, the long-established organization, website, and app dedicated to the dissemination and discussion of contemporary poetry, providing them with hands-on experience in and knowledge of the worlds of on-line publishing and website management. The course will focus on career-applicable publishing skills and knowledge, including editorial work, art and design, media and marketing, web content development and management, and/or business operations. In addition, the course will provide students with a broad view of the world of contemporary poetry, providing them with a greater understanding of the professional and literary issues involved. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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