ENG 268 Literary Genres: Lyric Poetry

Naomi Miller, T Th 10:30 AM-11:50 AM

Stanley Kunitz has said: “Poetry is language surprised in the act of changing into meaning.” In this course, we will examine poetry in action.  This class is designed for those who would like to explore poems from countries, cultures, and centuries that they have not studied before; for those who would like to study reading strategies appropriate for poetry; for those planning to teach poetry on any educational level; for those who like literature but have “poetry anxiety”; and for anyone who likes poetry and wants greater immersion. We will study a range of strategies for interpreting poetry as a means to better appreciating individual poems and poetic voices.