Poetry Workshop

Course Description

In a workshop setting, students will build on the skills learned in ENG 202 and 302 to produce a significant collection of original poems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Produce and revise a chapbook of poems.
  • Apply advanced revision strategies and craft principles to a significant body of original poems.
  • Critique the work of peers at an advanced level.
  • Develop clearly articulated standards of quality and apply them to the evaluation of students’ poems.


Students will compose a chapbook length original manuscript of their poetry and reflect on its composition and growth. Students will critique and provide constructive suggestions for improvement of peers’ poetry.


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