Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Honors Creative Writing Class - Spring '14

In the spring, Honors will offer HONR 349J "Reading & Writing Poetry," with Prof. Stanley Plumly, who is Poet Laureate of the State of Maryland.  Because there are only 12 spaces in the class and this is a special opportunity, we're asking that interested students apply for permission to register for this class.  The application is simple: Please send a one page, single-spaced attachment to explaining why you want to take HONR 349J.  Your statement should demonstrate your writing skills and the quality of your interest in taking this course. The deadline for best consideration is October 30, 2013.

From the course description: "This course will consist of a hybrid of critical and creative emphases. We will read, with intensity and intelligence, a wide range of poems, mostly contemporary. And we will write our own poems, sometimes by assignment, sometimes via our own inspiration. The core of the class will be conversation, analysis, and response. You will be graded as much on class participation as on your own written work, be it critical prose or original poetry.
We will write six short papers on particular poems, sometimes the same poem, sometimes individual choices. And we will write at least six poems for discussion in a workshop context. We will read, doubtlessly, more than we write.

Readings include: The text, in paperback, is THE BODY ELECTRIC (W. W. Norton, 2000), edited by Stephen Berg, David Bonanno, and Arthur Vogelsang"

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