EN 206 - Introduction to Writing Poetry
(3 cr.) This course gives students a strong foundation in the formal traditions of poetry in English from blank verse to free verse. Students work closely with Robert Pinsky's The Sounds of Poetry to get a grasp of the basic, formal principles of the art, the better to hear poems and understand the ways in which they work. Students explore a variety of poetic forms, reading and discussing poems that exemplify these forms and practicing their own poems based on these models. For the final project of the semester, students assemble a portfolio of all their work, introduced by a reflective essay. Prerequisite: EN 101, EN 102, EN 102H or EN 103H; Every Year, Fall

Fall 2016