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Fall 2017-2018
* ENG 405 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in Poetry - Contemporary Poetry

Joshua I. Kotin

This seminar focuses exclusively on books of poetry published in 2017. We will read work by established and emerging poets, and attend poetry readings in Princeton (and possibly New York and Philadelphia). Poets will also visit the class to discuss their work and/or the work of writers they admire. Students will write reviews, rather than essays, and, in the process, learn about (and contribute to) the institutions that support and promote contemporary writing.

Sample reading list:
Susan Howe, Debths
Morgan Parker, Things Are More Beautiful Than Beyoncé
J. H. Prynne, Each to Each
Wendy Xu, Phrasis
Susan Stewart, New and Selected Poems
Paul Muldoon, Selected Poems: 1968-2014
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will write six reviews, ranging from one to eight pages.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 15%
Paper in lieu of Final - 15%
Papers - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
United States Travel Required

Other information:
Distribution Requirement: Modernity

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21330 S01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   McCosh Hall   30   Enrolled:11 Limit:15