Odyssey-The Weird and Wonderful World of Prose-Poetry

Is it poetry? Is it prose? Whatever it is, it's wonderful (and sometimes a little weird), and in this course, students will wander into the dreamscape where poetry and prose meet, before working their way up into more traditional poetic forms. Every week students will read inspiring examples of the form, practice the craft, and share efforts in a workshop setting. This class is an excellent primer for prose writers looking for a new creative outlet or poetry lovers interested in developing a more free-form narrative style. The class will mostly focus on free verse poetry and short prose—otherwise known as flash or fragmented fiction.

There is an inexpensive textbook for this course: Another Republic: 17 European and South American Writers, edited by Charles Simic and Mark Strand. ISBN 10: 0880011912 ISBN 13: 9780880011914. It is out of print but should be available from various online sources.

919.318.01 Homewood campus
Thursdays, March 14 to May 2, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $264

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for tuition remission. For registration details, please contact 410-516-8516.