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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 218
Listening to Reading

We will examine the interrelation of sound, shape, and meaning in contemporary "experimental" poetry. We will look from certain ancestors (Mallarm, Stein, Zukofsky, Niedecker, Creeley, and Cage) to descendants of current writers (Bernstein, Berssenbrugge, Coolidge, Eigner, Guest, Grenier, Hejinian, Howe, Palmer, and Scalapino). We will read their essays in "poetics" to frame our reading of innovative writing and to see how the traditional boundaries between criticism and/or theory and poetry might be reimagined and redefined.

Course Credit:

Stephen Ratcliffe

Open to graduate students only.

Last Updated: 9/21/17