Listed in: English, as ENGL-324
Formerly listed as: ENGL-22 | ENGL-27
Shayla I. Lawson (Section 01)
Poetry is often a study of density and lineation but, as the expectations of genre continue to bend, more and more poets are exploring the lyric nature of the personal essay. In this course, we will assess the expansion of poetic form to include “the lyric essay,” reading essays written by poets and lyric memoirs written by essayists. The course will be primarily generative, with students selecting a specific topic to explore throughout the semester as they build their own, long-form, poetic project.
Requisite: ENGL 221 Writing Poetry I. Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Writer-in-Residence Lawson.
If Overenrolled: The instructor will seek to achieve representative equity (majors, class years, gender, background, etc.).