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Introductory | This course will introduce you to the basics of poetry. We’ll study imagery, sound play, tone, rhythm, and more. Assignments will consist of experiments corresponding to the theme for that week. Expect to write something for each class. Readings will consist of poetry from the 1500s all the way to the present day. The goal of the course is to give you a broad, wide-ranging introduction, and set you up to keep writing.
Eve Yuen received her MFA in poetry from Cornell University, where she also taught for three years. Her interests are in book length poems, philosophy of language, and the history of the avant-garde. She is at work on a book about light and a book about trans poetics. Her poems have appeared in The Seattle Review, TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics, and other publications. She lives and writes in Seattle.