SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentJunior Class A, Department of English Junior Class B, Department of English
Course NameModern Poetry
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

first class: introduction to class, historical background

second class: T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams

third class: Wallace Stevens, Melvin B. Tolson, Marianne Moore

fourth class: Hart Crane, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings

fifth class: John Berryman, Elizabth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hayden

sixth class: Robert Lowell, Theodore Roethke, H.D.

seventh class: Stanley Kunitz, Donald Justice, Charles Olson, John Crowe Ransom

eighth class: Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Wendell Berry

ninth class: Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Adrienne Rich

tenth class: Marilyn Hacker, Thomas McGrath, Charles Bukowski

eleventh class: John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara, Tom Clark

twelfth class: Jack Gilbert, Richard Jones, Robert Creeley

thirteenth class: Robert Bly, Gregory Orr, James Wright, A.R. Ammons

fourteenth class: James Tate, Mark Strand, William Matthews, Charles Wright

fifteenth class: Galway Kinnell, W.S. Merwin, Michael Palmer

sixteenth class: C.K. Williams, John Latta, Campbell McGrath, Melissa Green

final exam


Teaching Methods
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Attendance and preparation for class are required. A final exam, a critical paper, and two creative works will account for one-third of students' final grades.

Textbook & Reference
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