Honors Poetry Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Honors Poetry Workshop

Fall 2021

Taught By: Camille Rankine

Section: A

CRN: 11941

Credits: 3

“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized. This is poetry as illumination, for it is through poetry that we give name to those ideas which are, until the poem, nameless and formless-about to be birthed, but already felt.” –Audre Lorde In this workshop, we’ll explore the methods by which poetry can capture, encapsulate, and elucidates different aspects of our existence, and the realities of the world we live in. Through reading, discussion, and creative exercises, we’ll investigate the tools that poets use to communicate a range of experience, from the ineffable to the everyday. As we examine the writing of a wide array of poets, alongside students’ creative work, we’ll discuss how aspects like the poetic line, form, repetition, sound, silence, address, perspective and voice come together to light up different facets of life, while building the world of the poem, and how the poem is able to build a world within its reader.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 5:38am 1/20/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 701

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021