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The Craft of Verse

ENGL 113.301
T 2-5

A course for students who have had some experience writing poetry but who wish to improve the rhythm and expressiveness of their language, and who many want to see the things of this world in new relationships and, perhaps, with a broader vision.  Students will be asked to write every week, and to discuss and critique the works of classmates and established poets.  We will read collections of poems by Stephen Dunn, Sharon Olds, and Lawrence Raab, as well as individual poems by several other poets.  A final portfolio of revised poems will be required at the end of the course.  Students interested in taking the class should submit four to five poems to Gregory Djanikian. (See note at end of English 112 description.)