EN 373 - Modern American Poetry
(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

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