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Contexts of Poetic Innovation: William Carlos Williams and Robert Creeley

ENGL 016.302
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Elective of the Standard Major

We will take an in-depth look at how two of the most important innovators of their respective generations, William Carlos Williams and Robert Creeley, made their way to successful poetic careers. We will focus on their formative years, examining the contexts (poetry magazines, significant books) that they faced at the outset of their careers. Each of them edited a literary magazine for a few years, and we will also look at how they operated as editors. Students will edit their own literary magazines.