ENG 389 Creative Writing Poetry (Summer 2002) MW 1830-2140 109 Knox

Prof. Glazier glazier@acsu.buffalo.edu (Off. hrs. by appt. 245 CFA)

 

S Y L L A B U S

 

Text: In the American Tree (Silliman, ed.) at Talking Leaves, 3158

Main Street, Buffalo (837-8554). Rev. 6/5/02

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1.     May 20.  INTRODUCTION. TOPIC: Materials of poetry

 

2.     May 22.  TOPIC: Poetry Experiments

READ:  Handouts, Live at the Ear, Bernstein's Experiments List

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) on one or all of reading + Method text

(1 pg.): 1/2 page artists statement + 1 experiment from Bernstein list

 

3.     May 27. MEMORIAL DAY

 

4.     May 29.      TOPIC: For Change. Intro, Grenier, Watten

READ:  Silliman xv-49. Essay: 467-476, esp. 468, 477

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) + Method text (1 pg.): 20, 27 or 41

 

5.     June 3.      TOPIC: (Un) Speech. Hejinian, Perelman, Day, Melnick

READ:  Silliman 50-97. Essay: 477-488, esp. 473 [class 4], 483

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) + Method text (1 pg.): 51, 73 or 83

 

6.     June 5.      TOPIC: Palmer, Price, Robinson, Silliman, Armantrout

READ:  Silliman 98-155. Essay: 504 [class 4], 518, 524, 535

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) + Method text (1 pg.): 107, 117, 153

 

7.     June 10. TOPIC: (Mis) Representation. Harryman, Bernheimer,

                Benson, Davidson

READ:  Silliman 156-203. Essay: 489-503, 467, 489

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) + Method text (1 pg.): 110, 127 or 186

       + Music Method text (1/2 pg.)

 

8.     June 12. TOPIC: "What's interesting about a group of words".

                Mandel, Bromige, Rodefer, Coolidge

READ:  Silliman 204-261. Essay: 481, 492, 495, 526

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) + Method text (1 pg.): 233, 237 or 248

 

9.     June 17. TOPIC: Arrangement. Bernstein, Weiner

READ:  Silliman 262-299. Essay: 549, 555

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) + Method text (1 pg.): 262, 277 or 288

 

10.    June 19. TOPIC: Sentences. Andrews, Ward, Inman, Seaton

READ:  Silliman 300-346. Essay: 496, 568 [class 4]

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) + Method text (1 pg.): 303, 312 or 331

 

11.    June 24. TOPIC: Writing and method. Susan Howe, Dreyer,

                Gottlieb, Darragh, Beckett, Fanny Howe, Mason

READ:  Silliman 347-399. Essay: 490, 521, 528

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) + Method text (1 pg.): 348, 370 or 395

 

12.    June 26. TOPIC: Method and language. Mayer, Davies, Hunt,

                Sherry, DiPalma, Greenwald

READ:  Silliman 400-464. Essay: 479, 531 [class 4]

WRITE: Response text (1 pg.) + Method text (1 pg.): 400, 413 or 441

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URLS:

http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernstein/experiments.html

http://epc.buffalo.edu/sound/live-ear/

 

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I'd rather risk destroying the whole language than bore myself (Coolidge 481)

All writing is a demonstration of method (Bernstein 560)

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