Poetry: The Language of Music

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Poetry: The Language of Music
Fall 2022
Taught By: Dave Johnson
Section: A

CRN: 1349

Credits: 3

This study of musical poetics focuses on the buried linguistic and musical structures of poetry and on the way these structures create voice and meaning in a poem. We discuss the way music serves as a muse for the poet and creates a relationship between form and content. Some class time is devoted to close reading of established and younger poets representing different poetic styles, and to close listening to the voices of poets reading from their own work. Most class time, however, is devoted to examination of student writing, with the goal of helping students find their own music and voice within the poem. This course is open to poets at all levels, but beginners are especially welcome.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

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: 12:26pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/18/2022