Craft of Writing: Rooting in the Archive

This course delves into the Naropa University Archive and its rich offerings to explore traditions, movements, and/or schools of writing that inform or extend the aesthetic vision of the Jack Kerouac School toward mindful writing. Possible recent historical examples include New American Poetry, the Beats, San Francisco Renaissance, the New York School, Black Mountain Poetics, the Black Arts Movement, and Language poetry, among others. Students develop an intensive listening and writing practice around the archive, examining critical and creative texts that penetrate and revitalize past recordings, and consider the historical and social circumstances for a specific movement, in addition to its primary theoretical or aesthetic concerns. Open to MFA Creative Writing low-residency students only.
Course Number: WRI631E
Units: 6.0