Interested students of all majors are encouraged to submit applications midway through the semester prior to the one in which they wish to enroll. Please fill out and submit the online application below, which will explain additional requirements (cover letter, writing samples, etc.).

Application for Fall/Spring Harman Writer-In-Residence Workshops

UPCOMING SPRING 2017

HARMAN WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE

MARILYN NELSON

M Nelson

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Rag & Bones: A Poetry Workshop

Once upon a time in a distant galaxy, aspiring poets practiced the skills that were though essential to the craft of making poetry. In those years, an understanding of form (sonnet, ballad, villanelle, sestina, among others) was believed to enhance the appreciation of the poetry one read, and improve the quality of the poems one wrote. In this workshop, we will explore some of the tradition tools of the poet’s trade, asking what they contribute to a poem, how they operate, and how we can use them. Readings will be primarily from two anthologies: Boland and Strand’s The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms; and Dove’s The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry. Add new tools to your poetry writing toolbox; push yourself toward new poems that surprise you.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20th

 

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