ENGL 309

Poetry Workshop: Art, the Poem, and Collaboration

Prerequisite: ENGL 106. Since modernism, poets have focused their attention on the rendition of visual images in language. Poems that respond to the visual arts, either in their subject or in their mode of composition, bring the reader a uniquely layered and synesthetic experience. This course will offer collaborative opportunities, and will encourage students to respond to paintings, photography, sculpture, dance, film, and conceptual art. Students will read, write, and peer-critique poems in a variety of traditions. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.6b