Spring 2025

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Listed in: English, as ENGL-306


Kirun Kapur (Section 01)


An upper-level workshop for students interested in exploring larger projects in poetry or in hybrid forms. We will study chapbooks, long poems, sequences, docupoetics and other work that expands our understanding of the genre. Students will design a chapbook-length (20-25 page) project to write and revise over the course of the semester.  Readings may include Terrance Hayes, C.D. Wright, Banu Kapil, Theresa Cha, Alice Notely, M. Norbse Phillips, Jorie Graham, Rita Dove, Maggie Nelson, Sahar Muradi, Ilya Kaminsky, Alice Oswald, Victoria Chang, Anne Carson, Kazim Ali and Claudia Rankine.

Requisite: ENGL 221, ENGL 324, a course in hybrid forms or other equivalent groundwork in creative writing. Those without prerequisites may be admitted by permission of instructor based on a writing sample. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 12 students. Spring semester. Lecturer Kapur.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference will be given to seniors, followed by juniors, then sophomores.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations, group work, artistic work.

Course Materials


Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Fall 2018, Fall 2023, Spring 2025