ENGL 627 (01) - Intermediate Poetry Writing Workshop

Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16082
Workshop discussion of poems written by students, with focus on more complex techniques and forms. Individual conferences with instructor. Prereq: ENGL 501, 526, 527 or permission of the instructor. ENGL 627 may be taken more than once for credit, recommended with two different instructors.
Section Comments: Students repeating this course for credit must visit the ENGL department office for a "Repeat for Credit" form.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: David Rivard

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 232
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Fall 2021 Course Details:

The writing and reading of poetry has always been a vital practice for those interested in leadership, innovation, social activism, and psychological awareness.  This workshop will continue the exploration of your imagination through engaging exercises and readings designed to stimulate both the energy and precision of your thinking—no matter what field you are in, it will grow your gift for understanding your life and times creatively and rigorously.  In an age of sensory overload, poetry provides a powerful concentration.  This is not a lecture class.  It offers practical training, and it does so while showing you how poets have written about the widest possible range of human experience—from love to business to medicine to food to politics to dreams to sports and more.  Writing poetry, as Anna Marie Hong says, is a way for us “to connect our lives with the experiences of others, and to change events.”  This workshop will give you the skills to make it happen.