Continuing Education

America's Most Beloved Poets

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This course will be meeting ONLINE via Zoom. More information about this platform and tutorials can be found by clicking here!

In this course, students will read and examine some of America’s most beloved poets, discuss each poet’s style and technique, and then write their own exercise, with guidelines provided by the instructor, based on the featured poet’s work. The next week, students will share their work with the class in a workshop-model, paying attention to what “works.” For example, we may read a section of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and for our corresponding exercise practice using long lines and employing a “larger-than-life” omniscient speaker who can defy space and time. Class will meet once a week for 2.5 hours. All poems will be selected from the public domain, so students will not need to purchase materials. 


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