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Introduction to Poetry 

This workshop focuses on weekly writing and editing exercises and includes a detailed discussion and analysis of each student’s work. It is therefore intended for the serious, self-motivated student with a strong desire to write poetry for publication. While much of the time will be spent writing specific kinds of poems and workshopping them, a portion of each class will be also devoted to discussing poetics and analyzing the work of established poets. Participation and attendance are essential. 

To gain entry to the workshop students are asked to submit a portfolio no later than August 31, which includes five poems (no rhyming poems) of varying lengths and a brief statement about themselves, indicating why they would like to write poetry. Those selected will be contacted by email prior to the first class. Students are strongly advised to make an alternative course selection. Portfolios should be sent to armand.ruffo@queensu.ca.  (Make sure to include your name and student number.)

Prerequisites

  • CWRI 281-001 (Introduction to Poetry) students are asked to submit five poems (no rhyming poems) of varying lengths and a brief statement about yourself, indicating why they would like to write poetry. Those selected will be contacted by email prior to the first class. Students are strongly advised to make an alternative course selection. Portfolios should be sent to armand.ruffo@queensu.ca
  • CWRI 281 – 002 (Introduction to Prose) students are asked to write a submission of either prose, or a short story and a cover letter and submit englishdept@queensu.ca. Please include your student number when submitting your writing.  Please note we are reviewing submissions and hope to let students know if they are approved to enroll in the course soon.

Additional information

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