Advanced Poetry Workshop [Kary Wayson]
As John Donne said, “All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.” We’ll make and workshop new poems out of a variety of imitative exercises, using Jonathan Lethem’s “Ecstasy of Influence” as both blessing and guide for our endeavor. Be prepared to discuss the anxieties and the ecstasies of influence upon the practice of the poet while we practice the poets. Nice work if you can get it! (Previous workshop experience suggested.)
No class Nov. 24.