|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
Schwartz Center 142
An introduction to the study and practice of writing poetry. Students will write and revise their own poetry, participate in a weekly workshop of evaluation and criticism, read and analyze contemporary poetry in context, develop critical response skills and vocabulary, explore the elements and techniques of poetic craft, and learn to write reflectively on their own aesthetics and goals as student writers.
Students should budget for photocopying.
This is a permission course. Applications are due 5 p.m., March 15. The Creative Writing Program will accept late applications through the end of add-drop in the fall. Applications are available at the office in N209 Callaway.
The list of accepted students is posted at http://www.creativewriting.emory.edu/students/acceptedstudentslist.html
If you have been accepted into a Creative Writing course, please e-mail Paula Vitaris at firstname.lastname@example.org for a permission number.
This course will be taught by Molly Brodak, the 2011-2013 Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Writing Poems, 7th ed. .
- One book of contemporary poetry of the student's choice.
|Assignment/Exam||Details||% of Total Grade|
|Assessment||Students will be evaluated on four key components of the course: (1) Final Portfolio, which will be comprised of revised poems along with additional reflective writings and drafts which show a thoughtful revision process (50%), (2) Essays: two short academic essays will be required, one will be an explication of a poem, the other an evaluation of a book of contemporary poetry (20%), (3) Journal, in which students will respond to prompts and issues related to class discussion (15%), and (4) Participation, which will be determined by discussion, written comments, group work, and other activities (15%).|
|Extracurricular Activities||Students are required to attend on-campus readings and colloquia sponsored by the Creative Writing Program outside of class time and are encouraged to attend any other activities sponsored by the Program.|
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