The Emotional Machine: Advanced Poetry Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Emotional Machine: Adv. Poetry

Fall 2019

Taught By: Camille Rankine

Section: A

CRN: 6170

Credits: 3

“A poem is an emotional machine made of words.” – Phillip Larkin. We come to poetry hoping to be moved, but what mechanism is it in poetry that moves us? And as writers, what tools can we employ to move our readers? In this workshop, we’ll explore the manner in which a poem's form and craft can affect the way it tells a story, and the way it makes us feel. We’ll examine how a poem’s shape can communicate, how its music can stir, and how the space of its page can speak. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, we’ll experiment with different methods of employing the line, the line break, white space, rhythm, breath, music, sound and silence to build the sensory world of a poem, working to build an emotional machine that can move and inspire its reader.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 1:42pm 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 406

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019