English 165

Special Topics: Poetry Writing in an Ecological Field of Composition


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2009 Campion, John
Campion, John
MWF 2-3 206 Wheeler

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This class seeks to contend with the difficulties that arise from how a poem is displayed on the page. We will look at a number of poets, such as Cummings, Pound, and Olson, who have presented their poetry in inventive ways. We’ll study other art forms that provide useful ideas and guidance—using landscape architecture as model for a poetics of the page, for example.   Throughout the course, we will see how ecological perspectives can help shape the work of poetry.

Students will write a short manuscript of poetry and critique work by others.

Note: This course is open to English majors only.

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