Review Comment

Advanced Poetry Workshop

November 11, 2007

Strand, Mark
Advanced Poetry Workshop

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He is an amazing teacher (and poet, of course). I entered his class as a burnt-out writing student, stuck in a rut with the feeling that everything I wrote would be the same as everything I had written before. But as soon as he started teaching, I realized I had never actually been TAUGHT to write before, and Mark Strand would do just that. Just because he's amazing, though, and his class improved my poetry so much, doesn't mean I didn't feel like a total failure throughout the semester. He's very good at making you feel like everything you write is worth nothing. Oh, and he's a tough grader.

Workload:

one (very hard) exercise every week (they aren't really complete poems), NO final portfolio

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
WRIT / CREA WRIT CREA W3201: Advanced Poetry Workshop Timothy Donnelly 2010 Spring T / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
WRIT / CREA WRIT CREA W3201: Advanced Poetry Workshop Cecily Parks 2009 Fall M / 2:10- 4:00 PM 1
WRIT / CREA WRIT CREA W3201: Advanced Poetry Workshop Craig Teicher 2009 Spring W / 6:10- 8:00 PM 1
WRIT / CREA WRIT CREA W3201: Advanced Poetry Workshop Brenda Shaughnessy 2008 Fall W / 6:10- 8:00 PM 1