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Special "Foundations of Early 21st Century American Poetry: The Poetics of Modernism and Post Modernism"
(March 7, 21; April 4, 18; May 2, 16)
Led byGregg Thompson
The group will examine many of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Each generation of poets wrote their poems in the context of the poets of the past and their contemporaries. Patterns emerged which are now evident. We are continuing with an examination the great women of poetry in the first half of the 20th century. These include Gertrude Stein, H.D. (Hilda Dolittle), Myna Loy, Marianne Moore, Muriel Rukeyser, Elizabeth Bishop, Lorine Niedecker, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Jorie Graham and Anne Carson. This is a class for both writers and readers. For writers, we will look carefully at the techniques of these great poets in the context of our own writing. For readers, hopefully, by looking carefully at these poems, the stark beauty of these works will become more evident.
Over the course of 10 weeks of study, discussion and writing, students will be asked to examine writing of literary quality in terms not so much of medium or genre, but of common operations, concerns and meaning-makings. At the same time, students will pursue a second, or complementary, integration: they reflect upon and articulate for themselves what it means to have a "writing life." And, as an experiment in charting a course through a present-day literary existence, students will conceive, plan, produce and make public a presentation of their own writing.
$185 Members / $215 Others (includes $20 course fee
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The Garret Wants You
TUES. 3.8 and 3.22 7-9 PM
-- Stone Soup Workshop--Peer Prose & Mixed Genre
(1st and 3rd Tuesdays)
TUES. 3.15 Stone Soup Workshop --Peer Poetry (2nd Tuesdays)
TUES. 3.29 Stone Soup Workshop --Portable Poetry Workshop, working with Jack Myers' text, The Portable Poetry Workshop (4th Tuesdays)