The Continuing Poet

WRITING X 432.20E

Perfect for poets not quite ready for advanced workshops, this course sustains and builds on your writing practice with readings, discussions, and prompts to keep you writing and discovering your potential. 

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Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Read contemporary poetry books to discuss the merits of individual poems and the collection as a whole
  • Participate in discussions of published work to share your perspectives and see the work through the eyes of your peers
  • Write and revise at least 5 new poems inspired by readings and discussions
  • Identify your own poetic talents and potential while charting a path forward for writing and publishing your work

About this course:

The pursuit of poetry is a sustained, often lonesome, practice. Students who complete early creative writing courses can feel that they miss the pressures of workshop, of having and meeting a deadline, and of participating in conversations about their poems. You may be at an intermediate stage: you have written poems, but not enough of them to consider a book length work. You’re still looking for a space to continue with a serious engagement in the art as you hone your work toward publication. In this creative writing poetry course, continuing poets will read a selection of contemporary books, discussing the merits of both individual poems and entire collections in the interest of developing a unique poetic voice while building their portfolio. Students will complete assigned readings, take part in online discussions, and participate in workshop to develop, write, and revise 5 new poems which they send out for publication by the end of quarter. Students leave the class with a better understanding of their own poetic talents and of their unique relationship to the larger poetic tradition as they continue to write. Each quarter, a new set of contemporary collections will be assigned so that this class may be taken over again as the student continues to write poems toward a manuscript collection.
Prerequisites

WRITING X 431.1 Poetry I or comparable workshop experience.

Summer 2024 Schedule

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Wednesday 7:00PM - 8:30PM PT
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Instructor: Miguel Murphy
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$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required.

This course is held via a combination of required video teleconference meetings and asynchronous instruction on Canvas. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time – please check the meeting schedule below for exact dates. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to access course materials.
THE CURIOUS THING : POEMS by LIM, SANDRA
CEMETERY NIGHTS by DOBYNS, STEPHEN
THE TERRIBLE STORIES by CLIFTON, LUCILLE
SHORT TALKS by CARSON, ANNE
TOUCH : POEMS by COLE, HENRI
Schedule
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Wed Jul 3, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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Wed Jul 10, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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Wed Jul 17, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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Wed Jul 24, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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Wed Jul 31, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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Wed Aug 7, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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Wed Aug 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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Wed Aug 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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Wed Aug 28, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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Wed Sep 4, 2024
7:00PM PT - 8:30PM PT
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