ENG349H1F - L0101

Contemporary Poetry


Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Thursday 10 am - 11 am


M. Woodland

E-mail: mal.woodland@utoronto.ca

Office location

JHB 619

Brief Description of Course

We will engage in a detailed study of six significant poets from the United States, Northern Ireland, Australia, and Canada.

Required Reading(s)

A. R. Ammons, Garbage (Norton, 1993—e-text available through U of T Libraries)

John Ashbery, Selected Poems (Penguin, 1985)

Ann Carson, Men in the Off Hours (Vintage, 2001)

Paul Muldoon, Moy Sand and Gravel (FSG, 2002)

Claudia Rankine, Citizen. An American Lyric (Graywolf, 2014)

John Kinsella, Drowning in Wheat (Picador, 2016)

First Three Authors/Texts


Method of Evaluation

  • Two Short Essays (15% each)
  • Term Paper (30%)
  • Final Exam (30%)
  • Participation (10%)