ENGH 617: Poetry Writing Workshop

ENGH 617-004: Poetry Writing Workshop
(Spring 2020)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

Section Information for Spring 2020

As the catalog warns this workshop course will demand intensive practice in the writing of poems.  Everyone will be encouraged and expected to write every week, although each week only some students will present work. During class, we will discuss about 4 or 5 poems, reading them closely before suggesting any workshoppy revisions. That’s the simple plan. The only further requirements are that you EITHER apprentice yourself to another poet for the duration of the term OR that you set aside one week for intensive writing. By apprentice yourself I mean read one poet intensively, listening and thinking about how they go about making poems. I’ll expect 2 poems to come of that apprenticeship. By intensive writing I mean writing a poem each day for 6 out of 7 days in a week. I’ll expect at least 2 drafty poems to survive first revisions.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Intensive practice in craft of poetry and study of creative process. Intended for students already familiar with traditional and contemporary poetic modes and already writing original poetry. Notes: At discretion of instructor, reading may be required. May be repeated for credit with permission of department. Registration is open only to students in the MFA program. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 564/ENGH 564, which may be taken concurrently.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Creative Writing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

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

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