Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
In this introductory creative writing course, students will be engaging with poetry and creative non-fiction. We will observe and discuss a range of literary techniques among contemporary US American examples, coming to an understanding of the landscape of this recent creative writing and moving to practice and produce many of its forms and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to workshop their writing, and will revise pieces they generate during the semester for a final portfolio.
Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, Volume 2, 2nd Edition (2014), Ed. Cary Nelson, ISBN: 9780199920730
The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, Ed. Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate Marshall, 1st Edition (2015), ISBN: 9781608463954
Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present, 1st Edition (2007), Ed. Lex Williford and Michael Martone, ISBN: 9781416531746
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