What makes modern poetry modern? In this course we will examine the remarkable development of American poetry in the course of the twentieth century (with perhaps a glimpse at the twenty-first), looking in particular at the technical, social, and political variety of writing. We will look at a number of schools and movements, including imagism, modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, Black Mountain, the Beats, the Confessionals and the New York School. Poets in closer focus: Pound, H.D., Loy, Stevens, Crane, Hughes, Rukeyser, Olson, Ginsberg, Plath, and O’Hara. Assignments will include critical essays, creative responses, and presentations.
Selects works of British and American poets from 1900 to the present.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Additional Information:Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: General Literature and Language
Taught by Jeremy Green.