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20th Century Poetry and Poetics

Class at Faculty of Arts |

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This seminar encourages students to engage critically and creatively with a wide selection of work by British, American and

Commonwealth poets, including:

William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, J.H. Prynne,

Ginsberg, Snyder, Gregory Corso, Sylvia Plath, William Bronk, Denise Levertov, Frank O´Hara, Kenneth Koch, John

Ashbery, James Dickey, Ed Dorn, Michael Dransfield, Barbara Guest, John Tranter, Jack Spicer, John Wieners, Lyn

Hejinian, Anne Waldman, Charles Bernstein, Clark Coolidge, John Kinsella, and others.


Assessment will take the form of in-class presentations and an extended piece of critical writing.