Poetry Workshop: 1960s-2010s
The reading list for this course will be split between seminal poetry books from the 1960s and vibrant work published in the 2010s. We’ll bounce back and forth between these two open and fertile decades. Poets to be read include: John Berryman, Terrance, Hayes, Sylvia Plath, Robert Hayden, Monica Youn, Frank O’Hara, and others. Class time will be divided between discussing student work and the weekly reading. Students will write a poem each week and, at the end of the term, submit a portfolio of revised work.