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Echopoetics: 50 Poems from Blake and Baudelaire to Stein and Ashbery

ENGL 069.401
crosslisted as: COML 069
T 1:30-4:30
fulfills requirements:
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

"Echopoetics: Canon Fodder from Sappho, Blake, and Baudelaire to Stein, Tolson, and Scalapino” will focus on several poems at each meeting. This will allow for a wide ranging discussion of the politics of poetic form and the possibilities for aesthetic invention.  No previous experience with poetry is required but rather a willingness to think with the poems and with each other. Weekly assignments will include posted journal responses and “wreading” experiments (see for detailed information on requirements). Part swan song, part panegyric, this will be the last undergraduate class I will teach at Penn. More information on the seminar at