Section 1: Monday and Wednesday 3:00-4:15 PM

Professor: Rebecca Manery
“Poetry’s work is the clarification and magnification of being,” writes poet Jane Hirshfield. In this course we will undertake poetry’s work through the study of a diverse range of contemporary poetry and a series of engagements with poetry making that will cover a variety of forms and techniques. Students will select and introduce an anthology of favorite poems as well as assemble a portfolio of their own work; students may also have the opportunity to set and print a broadside of one of their poems in partnership with the Book Arts Collaborative.
Possible Texts: Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet WithinNine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry