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Instructor Info:Daniel Block
Office Extension x6209
TA Info:Jackson Barrett
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 5
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 5

While we may live in a society that favors narrative, poetry remains a vital art form that we can learn to appreciate. This course is designed to enhance the experience of reading, knowing, responding to, thinking through, and articulating ideas about poems. Key units will address the language, sound, rhythm, and form of poetry as well as explore several enduring poetic themes. Readings will span the history of British and American poetry from the early modern to the contemporary.

Course Objectives:

See syllabus

Evaluation Criteria:

Writing and Research Cumulative Skills Rubric

Additional Info:

Useful links:

Course reserves at the library

Poetry Foundation

Library of Congress Poetry Page

Audio Resources at the Library of Congress

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Poetry event in the Valley: The Poetry Center at Smith College, events

To note: Asterisks (**) indicate that the reading is posted to Moodle.  Print out a hard copy of the electronic text and bring it to class on the assigned day.  WW indicates that the text can be found in Western Wind.