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Spring 2015-2016
CWR 315 (LA)   P/D/F Only

Life Is Short, Art is Really Short

James Richardson


All literature is short - compared to our lives, anyway - but we'll be concentrating on poetry and prose at their very shortest. The reading will include proverbs, aphorisms, greguerias, one-line poems, riddles, jokes, fragments, haiku, epigrams and microlyrics. Imagism, contemporary shortists, prose poems, various longer works assembled from small pieces, and possibly even flash fiction. Students will take away from the thrift and edge of these literary microorganisms a new sense of what can be left out of your work and new ideas about how those nebulae of pre-draft in your notebooks might condense into stars and constellations.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
In addition to the readings described above, possible readings from W.S. Merwin, Maggie Nelson, and Kay Ryan.

Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Graduate Students.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
By application only. Must have taken at least one Creative Writing workshop. Interested students complete an application ( Application deadline is November 22, 2015..

Other information:
Grading: 100% "Other" = Workshop Assignments


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43592 C01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   New South Building   619   Enrolled:9 Limit:10