Poetry and Poetics

Francesca Capone, "Poem Weaving," 2012

Poetry is substantially represented throughout the curriculum, especially in British, European, African-American, and post-colonial literatures. The Beginning and Advanced Poetry Workshops always include a wide range of key texts, contemporary and canonical, American and international, in the English language and in translation. The Department also offers a set of courses in hybrid traditions, including Visual Poetry, Sound Poetry , and Material Poetics, in which students survey the tradition, examine classic examples, and compose new works. Courses in Contemporary Poetry and Digital Poetics similarly combine studio and Humanities methodologies, while focusing specifically on 21st century work.