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Poetry Writing Workshop

ENGL 113.601
instructor(s):
W 6:30-9:10

In English 113, you will learn to read and to write poetry. We will read, slowly and carefully, a range of poems from John Donne to Mark Doty, concentrating on William Butler Yeats, Elizabeth Bishop and several contemporary poets. Reading and writing assignments will focus on the uses of metaphor and meter. Much of our attention at first will be on formal poetry, both canonical and contemporary ; we will also read and write poems in freer and experimental modes. The class will be conducted as a workshop.
To apply for the class, please send three to five poems to Deborah Burnham by November 10. ( 119 Bennett Hall, or dburnham@sas.upenn.edu)