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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 52708
Selected Emphases in Poetry II:
Poetry for Prose Writers

Instructor: Dr. Wm. Anthony Connolly

Class Type: Craft

Course Description: This introductory course is designed to demystify poetry for prose writers. In easy to learn steps, tools and techniques a student taking this course will be reading and writing poetry with more confidence. You’ll learn how to read poems, and write some of your own. Poetry for Prose Writers will answer questions like does poetry have to rhyme? what’s the difference between prose and poetry? and, what exactly is and isn’t poetry? Dr. Connolly, a published novelist and playwright, and recently published poet, will cover things like the magical rule of three in poetry; meter; and the many forms of poetry.

Textbook: 
Don’t Read Poetry
Stephanie Burt
9780465094509

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301