LLSW
2030

Intro Poetry

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Intro Poetry
Spring 2023
Taught By: Uchenna Nduka
Section: A

CRN: 1573

Credits: 4

Introduction to Poetry: The Malleability of Form. This workshop will explore the development and the malleability of form by putting classical forms in conversation with the ways contemporary poets have subverted these forms (for example Shakespeare’s sonnets alongside poets like Bernadette Mayer, Ted Berrigan, Wanda Coleman and Gwendolyn Brooks). We will also read poets like Evie Shockley, Christian Bök, and Harryette Mullen who have used constraints to create tforms. Forms can be both a constraint and a liberation. In this workshop we will explore some of these issues, discuss, read and listen to students’ poems, and engage in the process of revision. This workshop will focus on student’s writing, and seeing how certain forms might speak to them and their current perspectives.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:20am EST 2/7/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 261
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023
Intro Poetry
Spring 2023
Taught By: Wendy Xu
Section: B

CRN: 11162

Credits: 4

INTRO POETRY: MULTIPLE SELVES: This course will examine the ways in which poets engage, describe, and represent the multi-faceted self. Students will read and study both canonical and contemporary works in order to see how poetry engages the external world in order to better understand the inner one. We will study poetic techniques for allowing our written selves to be as complex, flexible, and three-dimensional as we are. Weekly poetry assignments and prompts will compliment close-reading and craft discussions, with a workshop component. May not be enrolled as the following classifications: Fifth Year or Senior. No pre-requisites.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:20am EST 2/7/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 262
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023
Intro Poetry
Fall 2022
Taught By: Uchenna Nduka
Section: A

CRN: 1601

Credits: 4

INTRO POETRY: POETIC METHODOLOGIES. This course shall explore the pre-modern, modern, and postmodern manifestations in poetry. We shall concentrate on the evolution of a poem--from ideas to writing, rewriting, revision, publication. Through making discoveries as we write different kinds of poems (conventional and experimental), our attention will fasten on forms, themes, registers of language, styles, structures, visions, aesthetic consciousness, types of poetry, polyvalence, minimalism, intentionality, maximalism, global poetic open-endedness, personal and public poetic quests, dream-infused works, poems of documentary axis, surrealist texts and arts, filmic/video adventures, abstract and realist writings, a plethora of creative possibilities. Commentary, analysis, and critique shall be utilized in our exploration of poetry. In addition we will use a notebook/journal to respond to the weekly writing prompts, poems, and essays/interviews we shall be reading both inside the classroom and at home. Our poems will be workshopped. A final portfolio of revised and finished work is required to cap the course. Poetry is generative. It is genre-fluid. Poets push the boundaries of what is acceptable. In our reading and writing we shall aim to foreground stylistic eclecticism and open-minded thematization. May not be enrolled as the following classifications: Fifth Year or Senior. No pre-requisites.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:20am EST 2/7/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 258
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022
Intro Poetry
Fall 2022
Taught By: Wendy Xu
Section: B

CRN: 14088

Credits: 4

INTRO POETRY: MULTIPLE SELVES: This course will examine the ways in which poets engage, describe, and represent the multi-faceted self. Students will read and study both canonical and contemporary works in order to see how poetry engages the external world in order to better understand the inner one. We will study poetic techniques for allowing our written selves to be as complex, flexible, and three-dimensional as we are. Weekly poetry assignments and prompts will compliment close-reading and craft discussions, with a workshop component. May not be enrolled as the following classifications: Fifth Year or Senior. No pre-requisites.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:20am EST 2/7/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 602
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022