English 143B

Verse


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2016 Szybist, Mary
TTh 2-3:30 C57 Hearst Annex

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Description

This workshop will draw inspiration from the counsel of Ralph Waldo Emerson: "People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them." In this spirit, we will experiment with different generative exercises and look to contemporary as well as canonical poems to guide us, to challenge us, and to spur us on. Participants will write one poem each week and will regularly submit reflective reading journals. Our workshop discussions will devote time to carefully considering the possibilities of poems by each workshop participant, and we will look at some examples of revision processes by well-known poets to aid us in developing strategies for our own re-making.

Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for this course. To be considered for admission, please electronically submit 5 of your poems, by clicking on the link below; fill out the application you'll find there and attach the writing sample as a Word document or .rtf file. The deadline for completing this application process is midnight, THURSDAY, APRIL 28.

Also be sure to read the paragraph concerning creative writing courses on page 1 of the instructions area of this Announcement of Classes for further information regarding enrollment in such courses.

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