Odes [Ed Skoog] — Cancelled
In this reading-and-writing immersion in the ode, we’ll read and discuss several landmark poems in the ode tradition in English and Spanish. Following the ideas of C.D. Wright’s essay “The New American Ode,” we’ll look for the survival of the spirit of the ode (rather than traditional form) in contemporary poems by John Weiners, Bernadette Mayer, Kevin Young, Ken Chen, and others. Drawing from these insights, students will write an ode of their own and we will workshop a draft, hopefully opening the door for further exploration.