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Poetry Writing Workshop

ENGL 113.401
crosslisted as: AFRC 114.401
instructor(s):
W 2-5:00

This workshop is intended to help students with prior experience writing poetry develop techniques for generating poems along with the critical tools necessary to revise and complete them. Through in-class exercises, weekly writing assignments, readings of established poets, and class critique, students will acquire an assortment of resources that will help them develop a more concrete sense of voice, rhythm, prosody, metaphor, and the image as well as a deeper understanding of how these things come together to make a successful poem. In addition to weekly writings, students will be asked to produce a final portfolio of poems and to participate in a public reading.

Permission to enroll is required; please submit a writing sample of 3-5 poems (10-20 lines) to hbeavers@sas.upenn.edu in order to be granted a permit to register.