English 190

Research Seminar: American Poetry After 1950


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
11 Spring 2014 Altieri, Charles F.
TTh 3:30-5 24 Wheeler

Book List

Swensen, Cole, ed.: American Hybrid

Description

This course will survey trends in recent American poetry.  We will start by familiarizing ourselves with the work that has been most influential on contemporary writing--John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Creeley.  Then students in the class will select poems and lead discussion by choosing among work by the following writers--Robert Hass, Lisa Robertson, Graham Foust, Timothy Donellan, Julianna Spahr, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Jeffrey O'Brien, Cecil Giscombe, Lyn Hejinian, and others to be named later.  There will be a lot of xeroxing or copying to bspace so that I will order only one text book. 

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