We will focus on student work, of course: members of the class will write their own poems & read each other's carefully. We will also read a wide range of contemporary & modernist work, both poetic and critical: the point will always be to extend students' poetic range & ambition. Students will be asked to write each week, following their own impulses and trying various formal exercises in response to their reading.
Students interested in the course should submit 3 to 5 poems to Bob Perelman by placing them in his mailbox in the English Department office 119 Bennett Hall. Please include social security number, class status, E-mail, and daytime phone number.