Poetic Forms: The Art of Poetry
School of Consciousness and Transformation MFA 7131 3.00
Poets have actively used writing as a means to change our perceptions and society. From the disruptive mosaics of the modernists to the mathematical permutations of the oulipo, the avant-garde has sought change through the reshaping of form, thereby disrupting meaning’s tendency toward rhetoric and the curtain of its untruth. This class offers an intense survey of poetics designed to give writers (whether or not they have experience with poetry) more tools for approaching the sound, rhythm, and adhesive nature of language, with attention to the strategies of contemporary experimental and avant-garde poetics.