Ability to examine and describe the choices poets make in order to construct meaning and express human experience.
Acquisition of the necessary awareness concerning the relationship between form and subject matter in the construction of poems.
Ability to revise your personal poetry and provide constructive feedback on the poetry of others.
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course we will consider the materials, conventions, and techniques involved in the making of poetry. Students will respond to assignments designed to help them generate poems in English. Since it is impossible to write poetry without reading it, we will also spend time reading model poems, tuning our ears and eyes to them, learning what we can about the art of poetry through them. We will use our remaining time together to discuss the writing students produce, engaging in the process of editing and revision.
Techniques of poetry, Anglophone poetry, form and subject matter, creative writing of poems