ENGL 138

The Art of Poetry

Emily Dickinson wrote that poetry made her “feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off.” In this introductory course, students will cultivate an appreciation of poetry by reading both classic and contemporary poems, with attention to language, form, and literary context. Our goal will be to share Dickinson’s sense of wonder, pleasure, and intellectual satisfaction as we ourselves practice the art of reading poetry. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.2