ENGL397 - Intermediate Poetry Workshop

This workshop builds on knowledge and practice gained at the 200-level, with continued emphasis on verse movement, the structure of poetic argument, figurative language, phrase, clause, sentence, line, and strophe, and a range of acoustic elements from alliteration to rhyme. The main text is students' original poetry, with consistent additional intensive study of exemplary poems by great poets. Exercises in poetic form, critical prose, memorization of poems—these will be assigned and graded; attendance at the Writers Here & Now series will be expected. One required anthology, TBA; handouts; written responses to peer work. Revision will be encouraged, and in some cases required. Expect to work. Practice in the craft of writing poetry, with special attention to the revision process. You must submit an application and a portfolio of work to be admitted to this course or have received an "A" in ENGL294 or ENGL297. For more information, visit the English Undergraduate Office in 1128 Tawes Hall. Additional information and applications are also available on our website at: http://www.english.umd.edu/cw-undergraduate/cwu-courses/admission-to-eng... Application Deadline: April 1, 2010.


A grade of "A" in ENGL294 or ENGL297, or permission of department.