James Hoch

A dishwasher, cook, dockworker, social worker, and shepherd prior to joining the faculty at Ramapo College of New Jersey, his poems have since appeared in the Washington Post, American Poetry Review, Slate, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. Author of A Parade of Hands (Silverfish Review Press, 2003), which won the Gerald Cable Award, and Miscreants (W. W. Norton, 2007). Recipient of fellowships from the NEA (2007), Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers conferences, St Albans School for Boys, and Summer Literary Seminars; resident poet at The Frost Place (2008) and the Steinhardt Visiting Writer at Rutgers-Newark (2008). SLC, 2012–

Course Information

Current undergraduate courses

Poetry Workshop: The Art of the Line and The Body That is Form

Fall

This course focuses on the craft of writing poetry. Students will engage in an intensive pursuit of finding the finest form that their poems can embrace. We will be driven by the usual concerns and obsessions that occupy the writing of poems (imagination, craft, revision, content, etc.) but will also delve into fundamental questions regarding the history and conceptualization of form and the poetic line. We will draw distinctions between line and sentence, speech and writing, shape and body, rendering and enactment, description and perception, disembodiment and incarnation, and rhetoric and music.

Faculty

Poetry Workshop: The Art of the Line and The Body That is Form

Spring

This course focuses on the craft of writing poetry. Students will engage in an intensive pursuit of finding the finest form that their poems can embrace. We will be driven by the usual concerns and obsessions that occupy the writing of poems (imagination, craft, revision, content, etc.) but will also delve into fundamental questions regarding the history and conceptualization of form and the poetic line. We will draw distinctions between line and sentence, speech and writing, shape and body, rendering and enactment, description and perception, disembodiment and incarnation, and rhetoric and music.

Faculty

Previous courses

Poetry Writing Workshop - Line and Form 

Fall

This course focuses on the craft of writing poetry. Students will engage in an intensive pursuit of finding the finest form that their poems can embrace. We will be driven by the usual concerns and obsessions that occupy the writing of poems (imagination, craft, revision, content, etc.) but will delve into fundamental questions regarding the history and conceptualization of form and the poetic line. We will draw distinctions between line and sentence, speech and writing, shape and body, rendering and enactment, description and perception, disembodiment and incarnation, rhetoric and music.

Faculty