2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog 
    Apr 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 126 PZ -Activist Poetics

Institution: Pitzer

Description: What is the role of poetry in a time of political and ecological crisis? How can a poem respond to war, state violence, racism, climate change, and labor exploitation? Our writing experiments and readings will consider the poetics of testimony, documentary, and intervention, exploring how poets have pushed the shapes and sounds of poetry into new directions in order to address our times. We will also consider the role of local publishers and community-based literary initiatives in expanding the field of poetry. Students will compose their own creative projects in response to course material and their particular interests.

Prerequisite(s): One previous creative writing course or instructor permission

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