Honors Poetry Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Honors Poetry Workshop

Fall 2019

Taught By: Kathleen Ossip

Section: A

CRN: 1728

Credits: 3

While this course is a workshop, in which student work is the primary focus, we also devote a significant amount of time to outside readings. The readings for this semester’s workshop, including poems, essays, and poetry collections, will focus on the intersection of the political and the personal. When poets look at the bigness and the smallness, the chaos and the clarity of today’s world, focusing on the interior experiences of an individual speaker, the traditional province of the lyric poem, can seem too limited. American poets have turned toward political and public subjects as a way of enlarging their vision and defining what it means to live in their country at a given historical moment. In this course, we’ll take a look at poems that approach the political and the national in a variety of ways. Assignments will encourage you to open your poems to the interconnectedness of the public and the personal. This Writing & Democracy course is open to all undergraduate students at The New School.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

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: 5:27am 5/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019