LLSW

3520

Intermediate Poetry

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Intermediate Poetry

Fall 2019

Taught By: Wendy Xu

Section: A

CRN: 7490

Credits: 4

This intermediate-level course explores poetry that is engaged in some way with a source text, a document (broadly interpreted, can we have visual texts?) from which language is borrowed, scavenged, or reworked to aid in the poet’s creation of creative work. Source texts will range from war dictionaries, to news media, to Homeric classics, to spoken personal testimony--students should be prepared to encounter a range of non-poetry documents and hybrid writing forms throughout the semester. How do poets recontextualize the artifacts and texts of (a) culture to remark upon it? How are they poised in relation to the person, institution, or place they “borrow” from? And how do they handle notions of “truth,” “fact,” and “fiction” that quickly emerge with this approach? Together we’ll ask how (using what techniques) and why (to what literary and/or social ends) these poets wield “non-original” language in their poetry. Along the way we’ll try our own hand at the techniques and methodologies that we notice, via in-class writing experiments. Students will also engage with craft discussions, produce one new poem a week, produce weekly reading responses, revise their own poetry, and give feedback to their peers in a workshop format. By semester’s end students will have completed and revised a portfolio of new original writing, introduced by a critical essay on craft. Pre-req of LLSW 2030 Intro Poetry minimum grade of B.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 9:15am 6/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019

Rhythm: Intermediate Poetry

Spring 2019

Taught By: Angela Carr

Section: A

CRN: 1673

Credits: 4

In this intermediate poetry writing course, students will continue the work of introduction to poetry, with particular attention paid to the initial work of making the poem and subsequent deep revision. In addition to regular workshops, the course includes readings, and presentations from the readings, of modern and contemporary poets selected by the class.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 9:10am 6/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1003

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019