Concentration in Poetry

Concentration in Poetry

The Concentration in Poetry brings students into the ongoing conversation of poetics, introducing them to the ideas, questions, approaches and techniques that have been the concerns of poets across time and cultures. The Poetry curriculum follows the balanced "studio/research" model. Thus, on the one hand, it offers workshop­style courses that focus on developing students' vision, voice, sensibility and craft through intensive writing and peer-reviewing. On the other hand, it offers research-style courses that focus on developing students' understanding of both the poetic tradition and the contemporary poetic scene through the study of diverse poetic philosophies, movements and styles. As the culmination of their work, all M.A. students complete a comprehensive exam, consisting of one question relating to each of the courses they have taken. 

The MA Concentration in Poetry requires the following 30 credits:

CRWR 600Summer Orientation (taken two times with different emphasis each summer)2
CRWR 630First-Year Poetry Intensive2
CRWR 634Major Authors I6
CRWR 640Second-Year Poetry Intensive2
CRWR 644Major Authors II6
CRWR 646Narrative Poetry6
CRWR 647Dramatic Poetry and Satiric Verse6
or CRWR 684 Teaching and Pedagogy
Total Credits30