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Poetry Workshop: The Dream of Totality

Spring

The Dream of Totality: What is the metaphysical? This graduate workshop will involve a lot of reading, as well as writing. What are the dominant myths in Western culture? How is our own world view influenced by them? What is your relationship to the garden? To time? To error? To form? To wholeness? To brokenness? How does the manner (the how) of your poems reflect that world view? If you join this class, you will read The Book of Genesis, The Greek Myths, and many other nonfiction texts, as well as books of poems—approximately one book a week. You will write one poem each week and meet with another member of our class community once a week in a poetry date. You will keep a journal of observations each week. You will meet with me in a conference every other week. You will collect your poems into a chapbook at the end of the term. I ask for full participation, deep inquiry, and rigor. We will have a wonderful time.