Writing Workshop: Poetry in Theory

This course examines the role of poetics in writing. We investigate theory, archives, manifestos, and/or poetics articles in relation to poetry and to shape the creative vision and process. Poetics is a mode of inquiry, a communication, a stance; it is a contemplative or theoretical framework, creating a discourse between the poem's intention and praxis. A range of cultural or aesthetic perspectives is presented to address the function of poetry, the possibilities in meaning and language, and the role of the poet. Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level course work.
Course Number: WRI456
Units: 3.0