Echopoetics: 50 Poems from Blake and Baudelaire to Stein and Ashbery
"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 http://writing.upenn.edu/bernstein/syllabi/62-req.html 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 http://writing.upenn.edu/bernstein/syllabi/echopoetics.html.