Creative Writing: Poetry
Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
Dr. L. Crosbie
Brief Description of Course
We will look at a variety of poems over the course of the term. As we seek to define genre, we shall cede to the infinite possibilities and variations the genre contains: at how much room there is for every voice and style.
First Three Authors/Texts
For the first class, read Stephen King’s On Writing, Patricia Hill Collins’s Black Feminist Thought and James Ellroy’s My Dark Places.
On Writing, “For John, Who Begs Me Not to Enquire Further,” by Anne Sexton.
Method of Instruction
Informal lectures about the texts and genre/s (etc.) at the beginning of each class, with a formal emphasis on the assignments and assigned readings. I will talk to and with you and then the workshop will commence.
Method of Evaluation
- Participation: 15% (This includes attendance, which is strongly encouraged.)
- Two short quizzes: 10%/per
- Short essay: (Critical/visual essay) 10%
- Midterm Portfolio: 25%
- Final Portfolio: 40%