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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

CRWT 40.18 Writing Love Poems: Bewilderment, Anxiety, and the Art of Wonder

This writing workshop will study the craft techniques used by poets to heighten and/or make tangible a specific emotion. To study this, we’ll focus our attention on the contemporary love poem. To develop an understanding of this unique artform, we’ll consider the numerous traditions that writing in this mode extends from, embraces, and/or challenges. We’ll also be asking questions about poem’s broader intentions. For context, we’ll study it in relation to two other traditional types of lyric poetry—the elegy and the ode—to see what these approaches have in common. In examining these poems, we’ll be paying close attention to the strategies used by their authors that can be applied to your own creative work. This is a creative writing course, but no prior experience is necessary.

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