ENLT 259 - (CL) Contemporary American Poetry
(Prerequisites: ENLT 121 or ENLT 140 or permission of instructor. Familiarity with poetic conventions, terminology, forms, etc.)
This course invites students to a sampling of significant poems by a half dozen or more contemporary American poets who have published within the past half century. All poets selected have enjoyed major recognition. Poets may include Sylvia Plath, Philip Levine, Rita Dove, Frank O’Hara, Gary Soto, Li-Young Lee, and others.
(Offered alternate years)