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Apr 1

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 58300
Contemporary Foundational Literature: Poetry

Instructor: Ryan Smith

Class Type: Literature

Course Description: This course is an intensive survey and analysis of foundational contemporary literary poetry and its authors, including the study and practice of close-reading techniques. Authors studied will include emerging poets currently publishing important works, as well as contemporary masters in the field of poetry. This course is highly recommended for students declaring a Poetry emphasis for the MFA in Writing degree.


The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Editor: Rita Dove
ISBN: 9780143121480

The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry
Editors: Ilya Kaminsky, Susan Harris, Words Without Borders
ISBN: 9780061583247

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