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Title: How to Write a Long Poem
Course Section Number: ENG-390-01
Department: English
Description: With warfare. In Eden. Slaying monsters. In love. These are just a few of the answers that poets have offered to this course title. The best answer, though, is the one that you provide yourself. In this Special Topics course in Creative Writing, you'll channel your inner bard, Muse, or blogger to write a single poem over the course of the semester. That poem might consist of shorter poems strung into a sequence or series. It might be a fantasy epic, a stage confessional, or the next YouTube hit. Whatever it does become, we'll make it better, workshopping your poem-in-progress all semester. You'll also read some long-ish poems: Maria Dahvana Headley's new translation of Beowulf (first word: "Bro!"), Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" (impounded as obscene), and/or Tommy Pico's Feed (Instagram: @heyteebs). Oh, and we'll do some amateur book-binding too. No previous creative writing experience is needed - I promise!
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: January 17, 2022
End Date: May 7, 2022
Meeting Information: 01/18/2022-05/05/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Center Hall, Room 305
Faculty: Mong, Derek

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