Spring 2021

Reading Poetry

Listed in: English, as ENGL-240

Formerly listed as: ENGL-12


David R. Sofield (Section 01)
Amelia Worsley (Section 02)


A first course in the critical reading of selected English-language poets, which gives students exposure to significant poets, poetic styles, and literary and cultural contexts for poetry from across the tradition. Attention will be given to prosody and poetic forms, and to different ways of reading poems.

For the online section to be taught by Professor Worsley: The majority of this course will revolve around online discussion in various formats, though there will be opportunities for visits to museums and archives in smaller groups. Students will receive feedback on their writing in individual meetings.

Each section limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Section 01: Professor Emeritus Sofield. Section 02, online only: Professor Worsley.

If Overenrolled: In the case of over-enrollment, instructors will seek to balance the class in terms of majors, class year, gender, and background.


Attention to Writing, Online Only


2020-21: Offered in Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020