English 143B

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Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2014 Shoptaw, John
TTh 11-12:30 301 Wheeler

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Description

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-lined poems; image & figure; stanza; poetic forms (haibun, villanelle, sestina, pantoum, ghazal, etc.); the first, second, and third person (persona, address, drama, narrative, description); prose poetry, and revision. Our emphasis will be on recent possibilities, with an eye and ear to renovating traditions. I have no "house style" and only one precept: you can do anything, if you can do it. You will write a poem a week, and we'll discuss four or so in rotation (I'll respond to every poem you write). On alternate days, we'll discuss illustrative poems in our course reader. If the past is any guarantee, the course will make you a better poet.

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 5 photocopied pages of your poems, along with an application form, to John Shoptaw's mailbox in 322 Wheeler, BY 4:00 P.M., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, AT THE LATEST.

Be sure to read the paragraph concerning creative writing courses on page 1 of the instructions area of this Announcement of Classes for further infomation regarding enrollment in such courses!

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fall, 2018

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