ENGL 318

Poetry Workshop: Poetry of Transgression - Envy, Ecstasy, Gluttony, Lust

Prerequisite: ENGL 106. If the ability of a poet is a balance of her powers of perception and powers of expression, how can consideration of subject matter amplify the former? How can broadening one’s emotional and intellectual range refine the latter? This course will encourage students to approach the broadest possible range of subject matter, and to engage it in a way that’s ethical, elegant, and effective. Students will read, write, and peer-critique poems in a variety of traditions. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.6b