Course Instructor Days Times Room
ENGL4800W NANCE, ANDREW M 3 :35 PM 0067


We will focus on poetry in this advanced creative writing course both through a seminar-style component and through workshops devoted to original student work. Beginning with a (re)consideration of some fundamental questions concerning the nature of poetic speech, we’ll attempt to further our understanding of both what poems have been in the past and what they are in our own era by reading poems and essays concerning poems from a wide range of sensibilities and approaches. Our goal is to rigorously explore the field of what poetic speech can be and do—and, to this end, we’ll aim to cultivate what Diana di Prima calls a “willingness to speak of what cannot be proved.”