ENGL 394

Contemporary Poetry

Prerequisite: Sophomores with permission. A study of a wide range of poetry in English from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Poets may include Auden, Larkin, Bishop, Lowell, Sexton, Plath, Brooks, Rich, Heaney, and Walcott. We will focus on questions of form, technique, and interpretation while relating these works to relevant movements and traditions as well as to the writers’ lives and times. Offered alternate years in the spring semester. May be counted as an auxiliary course toward the minor in gender studies. III.O, V.2