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My House But Not My House: Surrealist Poetry & the Imagination [Laura Eve Engel]

What we love most about our dreams is also what can make them frightening: they’re of our making, but out of our control. Surrealism aims to access the parts of us that build the imaginative landscapes we visit in our dreams, and turn those parts loose on our waking lives, and our writing. In this course, we’ll explore the many functions of the mind’s eye—the imagination—in poetry. The Surrealists played rigorous games to generate their work—so we will, too.