ENG-4120 The Form and Theory of Poetry

3 credits

Prerequisite: ENG-3120 or permission of instructor.

This course examines the theoretical writings of 19th and 20th century poets on the process of poetic creation. Theories about the source of inspiration, the origin of poetic structure and technique, the relationship between theory and practice, the responsibilities and uses of poetic imagination, and the relationship between artist and society are explored. (Fall semesters, even years)