LLSW
4020

Advanced Poetry

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Advanced Poetry
Fall 2023
Taught By: Kristin Prevallet
Section: A

CRN: 11130

Credits: 4

ECOSOMATIC POETRY AND POETICS: In this class you will compose a long poem and/or chapbook of poems which reflect the rhythm, structure, and energy of language as you observe, encounter, read, and resist. Your languaging body writes from the ecosystem that surrounds you including your physical and mental experiences, fluctuations in the natural world, events in the political and social realm; and it is changing all the time. Aside from reading and commenting on the work of others in the class, you will spend classtime reading, writing, and thinking about language as an ecosomatic experience of changing forms that have been passed through lineage, tradition, ritual, and community. Akilah Oliver, Anne Waldman, Dannielle Vogel, and Tyrone Williams will be among the poets who will guide you on this journey.

Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications: Junior, Fifth Year, or Senior. Pre-req of LLSW 3520 Intermediate Poetry minimum grade of C. 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 (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 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: 1:02pm EST 2/29/2024

Advanced Poetry
Spring 2024
Taught By: Benjamin Krusling
Section: A

CRN: 1582

Credits: 4

This advanced poetry writing workshop will focus on the asking of questions (and uncertainty, ambiguity, mystery) as a wellspring of poetic energy. Every week we will create new and curious work, cultivate the sustainable generative practices to keep that new work innovative and formally exciting (for both yourself and your audience), and exchange meaningful craft-driven feedback in a community. This course will help you to substantially grow your overall body of work in preparation for the Senior Seminar experience in your graduation semester. Together we’ll figure out what revision can do for our existing projects, how to engage and employ the techniques of other poets that we admire, and how to write the most impactful poem possible at this moment in our lives, one that asks questions worth living inside. Students should be prepared to challenge their own aesthetics and experiences in poetry through the readings, assignments, prompts, and workshop process. Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications: Junior, Fifth Year, or Senior. Pre-req of LLSW 3520 Intermediate Poetry minimum grade of C.

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 (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 1:02pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024