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LAURIE SHECK

photo by Nina Subin

SPRING 2012
Sidney Harman
Writer-In-Residence
Poetry


  • NW ENG3645
  • NWH ENG3645H

  Wednesdays: 2:30-5:45 PM

This workshop in poetry writing will be taught by Laurie Sheck, the spring 2012 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence. Ms. Sheck is the author of five books of poems, including The Willow Grove and Captivity, and one hybrid work, A Monster’s Notes.

This course will focus on the writing and revising of poems by students in the class. In pursuing this, we will also read widely—from Emily Dickinson to Gertrude Stein; from Langston Hughes to Charles Simic, Frank O’Hara, Sylvia Plath, Federico Garcia Lorca, William Carlos Williams and other notable poetic voices both in English and in translation.  We will wonder about what a poem actually is, and in the course of this inquiry will explore various approaches, traditions and forms.

IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION AVAILABLE ON THE HARMAN WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM WEBSITE. FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT PROFESSOR ROSLYN BERNSTEIN, OFFICE: 646-312-3930 OR EMAIL: ROSLYN.BERNSTEIN@BARUCH.CUNY.EDU

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