Courses: Poetry Writing: A Practical Workshop (ENGLH291A01)

Fall 2014

Students will write a poem a week, usually following an assignment that focuses on a particular strategy or form, from dramatic monologues to prose poems to sonnets. Students will present their work for discussion and friendly critique by the workshop, and will be encouraged to revise their work over the semester. There will be some in-class writing exercises but most writing will be done outside of class. Light reading assignments will include modern and contemporary as well as older poetry. There will also be a mini-session on the business of poetry.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Prerequisites: Writing sample required for consideration. Submit Writing Sample to Dept. of English, in Woodside Cottage by 05/31 at the latest.

Fulfills: HU III Limit:15


English (Web site)

Taught By

Thomas Devaney (Profile)


Haverford, Hires/Video Room

Meeting Times

W 1:30-4:00