Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 239 Soulfood: Poems for Now

In times of personal and social upheaval and uncertainty, people have always turned to poetry. This seminar delves into this phenomenon, focusing on recent and contemporary poets whose work responds to the uncertainty, anxieties, and social-justice struggles of our current time. Students draft and share their own poems inspired by and responding to these poets; they will also experience how creative work itself helps feed our souls and shows us paths forward. Designed for students with or without experience in writing poetry, the course includes instruction and exercises in specific techniques and skills. It has a Writing designation and requires three short essays as well as a portfolio of revised, polished poems.