Writing Poetry 1

W613 — Fall 2019

Adrian Matejka
Days and Times
11:15a – 2:15p T (4 CR.)
Course Description


This graduate course in poetry writing is limited to students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing. In this poetry seminar, we will explore the craft and creation of poetry with an emphasis on story telling.  Our emphasis will not be “narrative poetry.” Our emphasis will be the many ways writers communicate through narrative devices including lyricism, deconstruction, metaphor, and visualization. We will read collections by Sherwin Bitsui, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Terrance Hayes, Edgar Kunz, and Nicole Sealey among others in order to investigate a range of narrative concepts, inside of and across poems, and to develop our own use of narrative as a means of communication

*MFA students enrolled in the graduate creative writing program are automatically admitted, but all students must send requests for permission to bhankins@indiana.edu for authorization to register for MFA courses.

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