This course price includes tuition, $50 nonrefundable registration fee & a $15 nonrefundable course fee.
This course will offer inspiration, feedback, and support as participants write approximately ten poems each week. What happens to your writing when you emphasize velocity and variety? How can poetry match the speed and significance of daily experience, so that, as William Carlos Williams says, "nothing that is not green will survive"? Rather than waiting for inspiration, writers in this course will generate and discuss many pages of new material-while also exploring the fundamentals of poetic craft and poetry's place in our world. The course will include guest speakers, individual conferences, and exercises drawn from a dynamic group of contemporary and historical readings, including poems by writers such as Bernadette Mayer, Georges Perec, Harryette Mullen, Adrienne Rich, Frank O'Hara, Bhanu Kapil, Eugenio Montale, Cecilia Vicuņa, Lisa Robertson, and others. Writers of all backgrounds, styles, and experience levels are welcome; the course may be particularly useful for poets who wish to explore new compositional practices and to experiment with changing what we write by changing how we write.
What will you do in this course?
- Write one hundred poems
- Demonstrate new insights about poetic craft, writing processes, and their goals as writers;
- Participate in close discussions of their work, others' work, and contemporary poetics;
- Advance familiarity with compositional practices, poetic technique, and literary history;
- Be a part of a lively community of writers.
WRTG 1912N Poetry Challenge Kleinman 19SC Syllabus (PDF Document)