EN 131.01 Studies in Poetry (Fall 2012-2013: 3)

This section of Studies in Poetry is designed for students who love poetry and are eager to explore the work of contemporary poets (Mark Doty, Brian Turner, Sharon Olds, Peter Balakian) as well as the poetry of canonical figures including Keats, Donne, Dickinson, Hopkins, Plath, Marvell, Frost and Stevens. In addition to focusing on the close reading of poetry, we will study poetic forms and critical terms. We will conclude the semester by thinking about the way that poetic form shapes the lyrical novel, using Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse as our example. Requirements include a series of quizzes on technical material as well as five short critical essays due over the course of the semester.
Laura Tanner

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