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Poetry Workshop: Find Me A Body From Which My Soul Can Sing


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.