Poetry Writing Workshop

Course Description

Students will continue to build on the knowledge of craft and style of creative writing garnered from the prerequisite mixed genre class, Creative Writing, but in this advanced course concentrate on the specific techniques of effective contemporary, traditional, and innovative poetry. Students will articulate their understanding of poetic texts, forms, and poetic craft elements through analysis of existing texts, peer texts, and in their own works. Students will work toward creating a portfolio of work with significant attention to revision and focus on preparation for publication. By the end of the course, students should also be ready to enter a creative writing degree program at a transfer institution. (Prerequisite: Creative Writing ENGL-221 or permission of instructor)