Thursday, May 4, 2017

SU17 IMF 52100 Focused Poetry Workshop - Andrew Pryor

Online Class
IMF 52100 Focused Poetry Workshop

Instructor:  Andrew Pryor
Email:  APryor@lindenwood.edu

Class Type:  Workshop

Course Description:
The focus of this course is an examination of the contemporary American poem. Read any randomly selected poem from literary journals published today, and you may ask: “what makes this poem a poem?” You may wonder why it doesn’t sound right (where are the rhymes?). You may wonder why it doesn’t look right (but this is just a block of text!). This quarter we will explore what makes the 21st century poem tick and in the process answer these and other questions concerning contemporary poetry. Particular emphasis will be given to the use of diction, syntax, lineation, and image. We also look at form as it pertains to the contemporary poem (blank verse, open field, and prose).

Coursework consists of writing and discussing student poems and features writing exercises designed to help you with generating ideas. A packet of poems that serve as a published model for our workshop discussions will be provided the first week of class.

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

No Textbook Required

Start DateMonday, July 10

Class Preview Date: June 26 (do not post in class until start date of 7/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 7/3)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at bmead@lindenwood.edu and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

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