ENGL 898 (02) - Special Studies in Creative Writing

Spc Stdy/Poetry Seminar

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   14  
CRN: 16540
Courses offered under this number focus on topics within creative writing, such as poetic influences, the short story form, and writing the novel. The precise topics and methods of each section vary. Barring duplication of subject, course may be repeated for credit. For details, see the course descriptions available in the English Department.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 R 9:40am - 12:30pm HS 250C
Additional Course Details: 

Fall 2021 Special Topic: Special Studies in Creative Writing, Cases of Useful Reading

This section will focus on a diverse selection of contemporary poetry books and some of the immediate and/or classic forerunners behind them for poets and writers to explore as potential influences for their own practice.  We will be working with with the processes of reading and writing to create portfolios of engaged investigations into craft, with at least biweekly creative writing assignments as well as practice writing brief book reviews.


Required Texts: ENG 898, Special Studies in Creative Writing, Cases of Useful Reading Instructor: David Blair 1) The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke Author: Theodore Roethke Publisher: Anchor Book ISBN-13 : 978-0385086011 2) Dear John, Dear Coltrane Author: Michael Harper Publisher: University of Illinois Press, ISBN: 978-0252011931 3) The Whitsun Weddings Author: Philip Larkin Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN-13 : 978-0571097104 4) One Big Self Author: C.D. Wright Publisher: Copper Canyon Press ISBN-13 : 978-1556592584 5) Three Poems Author: Hannah Sullivan Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN-13 : 978-0571337675 6) Selected Poems Author: James Tate Publisher: Wesleyan University Press ISBN-13 : 978-0819511928 7) Homie: Poems Author: Danez Smith Publisher: Graywolf Press ISBN-13 : 978-1644450109 8) Lunch Poems Author: Frank O'Hara Publisher: City Light Books ISBN-10 : 0872860353 9) July Author: Kathleen Ossip Publisher: Sarabande Books ISBN-13 : 978-1946448781 10) The Curious Thing Author: Sandra Lim Publisher: WW Norton & Co ISBN-13 : 978-0393867893 11) Popular Longings Author: Natalie Shapero Publisher: Copper Canyon Press ISBN-13 : 978-1556595882 12) The Man with the Night Sweats Author: Thom Gunn Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN-13 : 978-0374530686