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Poetry and Poetics

ENGL 111.302
W 2-5

If you have something very urgent to say, you'll find a way to say it. In this poetry writing workshop, we’ll examine the real state of our union, at variance with the official one. Informed and provoked by the essays of James Howard Kunstler, Richard Heinberg and Susan Sontag, etc, we’ll arrive, hopefully, at a deeper understanding of the many crises confronting America. Looking past the spins and jives, seeing behind what’s behind, we’ll deconstruct America. There will be a writing assigment each week, with ensuing class discussions. By the end, each student will have a body of poems that reflects his or her state of the union. Permission of the instructor is required. Send a brief email stating why you wish to attend the workshop (writing samples not required) to

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