Poetry III


Focus on a specific project of folio of work in this workshop for poets ready for advanced workshopping and revision.


What you can learn.

  • Understand how poetics and theory apply to your own writing
  • Learn to identify and strengthen your work’s formal aspects

About this course:

In this advanced workshop, you choose a specific project (for example, linked sequences of poems, such as prose or sonnets or a deep examination of imagery and/or metaphor) upon which to focus throughout the duration of the term. Through the exploration of your chosen area of study, you tap into deeper levels of poetics to apply to your own writing, learn to identify and strengthen your work's formal aspects, and refine your individual voice. You complete weekly writing and reading assignments specifically tailored to your project; reading assignments include both poems and essays on poetics. During weekly workshops, you are responsible for bringing in a new poem and have the opportunity to discuss your work through a lens specific to your chosen project.

WRITING X 431.2 Poetry II or comparable workshop experience.

Admission to this course is by application only and the selection process is competitive. It is recommended that students take intermediate-level courses prior to submitting their work. When this course is open for enrollment, click "See Details" for application guidelines and quarterly application deadlines.

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