|(3 cr.) This course examines readings in major figures in
modern American poetry beginning with Walt
Whitman and Emily Dickinson in the 19th century.
Poets from the 20th century include T.S. Eliot,
W.C. Williams, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens,
Marianne Moore, Robert Lowell and Allen Ginsberg.
Contemporary poets, such as Sylvia Plath, Ann
Sexton, Philip Booth, Adrienne Rich, Robert Pinsky
and Etheridge Knight also are studied. Emphasis is
on reading poems closely and articulating
connections between authors. The distinctive
qualities of American themes, verse forms and
language are discussed.
Prerequisite: one course from EN level 200; Every Other Year, Fall|