Full course description
Thursdays, 2/9-3/9/2023, 6:00-8:00pm, with individual Engagement Lab 8:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Tehmina Khan
In this generative poetry workshop, we will read poems from a variety of cultures, communities, languages, and poetic sensibilities – from Pablo Neruda to Nas. As we examine imagery, metaphor, rhythm, and musicality, we will take inspiration from these poems to create our own work. We will practice some literary translation as a way of appreciating poetry in other languages, and we will draw from their poetic sensibility to inform our own writing. In addition, students will seek out and share their own favorite poems. By writing in community and listening to each other, we will learn new strategies to enrich our own poetry. The final workshop will be devoted to revision and performance of our work.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. Please also bring a pen and paper to class.
Each student will also have a one-on-one conference with the instructor during the 5-week term.
Pen and paper