English 131

American Poetry

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2009 Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
TTh 9:30-11 277 Cory

Other Readings and Media

Lehmann, David: The Oxford Anthology of American Poetry; Oppen, George: Collected Poems; Brown, Sterling: Collected Poems


A survey course in the history of American poetry, we will look at the beginnings, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, the modernists, two middle generation poets (George Oppen & Sterling Brown), the surge of post WWII poets including the Beat Generation & the New York School, the emergence of a women's poetry in the 1970's and 1980's, and have a glimpse at the contemporary scene.

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