English 243B

Poetry Writing Workshop

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2010 Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
M 3-6 108 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Students should come to class before purchasing books. Texts will likely include work by Bernadette Mayer, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lewis Hyde (on property and eros), Kamau Brathwaite, as well as statements/ essays on poetics and examples of off-the-grid publishing projects.


The point will be to write poetry in public spaces, to write with an eye toward performance/ publication. My assumption is that people entering the class will enter with projects underway and/or with a strong interest in the problems and issues of producing and discussing a public art.

Workshops, field trips, public readings, experimental alliances beyond the classroom, publication and distribution schemes, etc.

To be considered for admission to this course, please submit 5 photocopied pages of your poetry, along with an application form, to Professor Giscombe's mailbox in 322 Wheeler BY 4:00 P.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 20, AT THE LATEST.

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

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