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Creative Writing: Poetry /Memoir

ENGL 010.303

 In this course we will read texts that skirt boundaries between poetry, autobiography and memoir, and consider various approaches to creative writing from life. Readings will include works by Joe Brainard, Lyn Hejinian, Hannah Weiner, Pamela Lu and others. We will consider various approaches to verse or prose memoir. Final portfolios for this course will include several sections of a verse or prose memoir, as well as written responses to readings.