ENG 216 Intermediate Poetry Writing

Ellen Watson, W 1:10 PM-4:00 PM

In this course, we read as writers and write as readers, analyzing the poetic devices and strategies employed in a diverse range of contemporary poetry; gaining practical use of these elements and writing from assigned prompts to create a portfolio of original work; and developing the skills of critique and revision.

 Students are expected to read and give thoughtful consideration to the work of their peers. Other reading assignments include both poems and craft essays, and students will be expected to attend Poetry Center events, on five Tuesdays (Q&A at 4:00 pm; reading at 7:30 pm).

 To be considered for this course, please submit 5 poems and a short note describing your poetry background to the English department assistant, Jennifer Roberts, jroberts@smith.edu or by mail to Pierce Hall 105 no later than 4:00 on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.