Poets Aloud: NYC Poetry Readings and Performance

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Poets Aloud: NYC Poetry
Spring 2024
Taught By: Jennifer Firestone
Section: A

CRN: 14784

Credits: 4

In this exciting and community-oriented course, which is open to all students, you will meet the curators and attend readings of such legendary poetry reading series as The Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Cafe, Cave Canem, Asian American Writers' Workshop, Belladonna Collaborative*, Segue Series, 92nd Y, Brooklyn Rail, and Poets House. Students will research the history of each series, including by viewing and analyzing some of the series' poetry archives. The class will explore the origins, history, and aesthetics of each venue, emphasizing the value of poetry readings and what makes for a successful reading series. In addition, students will also learn how to engage with various poets' performance styles through observation and critique. The class work involves short reviews of various readings, a presentation, a paper on a particular reading venue, and participation in co-curating a final reading with one of the venues we visit this semester. Students do not have to have a poetry background to enroll in this course. This course requires that you must have flexibility in your schedule to attend a certain number of evening readings and also periodic visits to venues during class time.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.
Writing electives cannot satisfy the Intro/Intermediate/Advanced genre writing courses.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 4:04am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 715
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024