ENGL 251 Developments in Contemporary Poetry

Spring, Fall

An introduction to English-language poetry written after 1945, this course will study developments in poetic style and sensibility after modernism. Course discussion will address postwar movements and schools such as confessional poetry, the Beats, the New York school, the Black Arts movement, and Language poetry, as well as trends in postcolonial and ethnic-American poetry. Authors include Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Gwendolyn Brooks, Philip Larkin, Derek Walcott, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney, Anne Carson, and Alberto Ríos, among others.

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