Even Living Makes Me Die: Poetry in Conversation

Schools of Public Engagement: Creative Writing

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Even Living Makes Me Die
Fall 2024
Taught By: Sharon M Mesmer
Section: A

CRN: 15764

Credits: 3

During a time of individual or global crisis, reading a line like "even living makes me die" from the Costa Rican poet Eunice Odio can feel urgently personal. Sometimes we discover a poem, song or another creation that we feel speaks directly and urgently to us. This class builds a practice of speaking back. Over the course of the semester, guided by a poet and writer adept at research methods and entry points, students are supported in identifying a poet, artist, or other person of interest to engage with in their writing. They then delve into this person’s work to create a small chapbook of their own poems wherein they confide to, perform for, and build an artistic rapport with this muse. The title of the class reflects the professor's own discovery of such a muse.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Creative Writing (CRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 4:06am EDT 4/23/2024