Poetry Writing

Eric C. Schwerer, Poetry Writing, Spring 2016

Course Description

Through writing exercises, close and extensive reading of modern and contemporary poetry, and intense revision of their own poetry, students will be introduced to the forms, elements, and techniques of poetry writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

A Poetry Handbook, Mary Oliver

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Eric C. Schwerer, Poetry Writing, Fall 2015

Course Description

Through writing exercises, close and extensive reading of modern and contemporary poetry, and intense revision of their own poetry, students will be introduced to the forms, elements, and techniques of poetry writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

A Poetry Handbook, Mary Oliver

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Poetry Writing, Spring 2011

Course Description

Through writing exercises, close and extensive reading of modern and contemporary poetry, and intense revision of their own poetry, students will be introduced to the forms, elements, and techniques of poetry writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-A Poetry Handbook, Mary Oliver
-Becoming Ebony, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
-Where The Road Turns, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

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Eric C. Schwerer, Poetry Writing, Fall 2013

Course Description

Through writing exercises, close and extensive reading of modern and contemporary poetry, and intense revision of their own poetry, students will be introduced to the forms, elements, and techniques of poetry writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

• A Poetry Handbook, Mary Oliver
• The Best American Poetry 2012, Mark Doty, editor
• an active @pitt.edu email account that you monitor regularly
• a notebook for lecture notes and to use as a creative space to draft poems as well as a reflective/scholarly space to process our required readings as you prepare for class discussion

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Eric C. Schwerer, Poetry Writing, Spring 2014

Course Description:

Through writing exercises, close and extensive reading of modern and contemporary poetry, and intense revision of their own poetry, students will be introduced to the forms, elements, and techniques of poetry writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

A Poetry Handbook, Mary Oliver

Syllabus: 
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