Advanced Poetry Writing
English 292 is a creative writing workshop on poetry. The focus of the course is on student work. The mode of the class is immersion and modeling, along with analysis of selected poems and poetry collections by single authors. The poets include: Anne Carson, Charles Simic, Wallace Stevens, Jane Hirshfield, Elaine Equi, Laura Solomon, and Will Hubbard. Over the semester the class will also work on a collaborative poetry project.
Students will write two poems a week (using a modeling method) and respond to the selected readings. Students are also required to keep an online journal. A final portfolio of revised work is required. The last third of the class will focus on revision and the student portfolio.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS COURSE YOU MUST SUBMIT THREE TO FOUR ORIGINAL POEMS TO The Haverford English Department Office (Woodside 100) BY DECEMBER 14. Submissions should include contact information including email address. No electronic submissions. You will receive notice of whether you’ve been accepted to the class at the start of the spring semester.
*This course has a limited enrollment of 15 students.