[Englmajors] Poetry in Friday Harbor 2008!
bridget at u.washington.edu
Wed May 7 13:08:35 PDT 2008
Dear English Majors,
Back by popular demand...the Poetry in Friday Harbor Program!
Led by professors Richard Kenney and Cody Walker, the Poetry in Friday
Harbor program is a seminar in the art and practice of poetry. There
will be lecture and discussion, reading, critique, informal chat and
solitary time for composition. All comers welcome: no experience is
presumed; a wide range of experience is anticipated.
Dates: September 8 through September 19th, 2008
Location: UW's Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island.
Participants will be housed in student quarters at the marine station,
and will take meals together at the dining hall.
How to Apply: Please send a letter of inquiry and the attached
application form to Richard Kenney (rk at u.washington.edu) AND to Cody
Walker (codyw at u.washington.edu). We've reserved accommodation for just
15 students. We expect the seminar to fill quickly!
Application deadline: May 30, 2008. If the program fills before this
final deadline, a waiting list will be established.
*Cost: $650 (includes instructional costs, housing, and 3 meals a day)
A $250, non-refundable deposit will be due upon acceptance to the
program, with the remaining balance of $400 due no later than August 29,
Credits: Participants will receive five credits of English 493
(Advanced Creative Writing Conference). Credits may be reassigned to
cover certain prerequisite courses in the Creative Writing track.
*Course credits will be included in students' AUTUMN 08 schedules (which
may have implications for total tuition owed, depending on how many
total credits a student takes during Autumn Quarter).
What is poetry? What are its forms and ways and means? What are its
affinities with other forms of knowing, such as natural science, as
practiced famously at the marine station? What is a poet’s relation to
the natural world? Such widely-ranging questions, and others of mutual
interest, will be explored in an experimental spirit at the point of the
pencil: this is intended to be a practical apprenticeship in the poet’s
art, rather than a theoretical or critically-minded literary seminar. In
that spirit, writing will be constant and joyful. We’ll meet twice
daily, with open time between. Expect lectures and discussion on the
following topics: poetry and play, poetry and comedy, poetry and the
natural world, nursery rhymes and nonsense, tone and gesture, and the
generative nature of poetic constraints.
For more information about Cody Walker, please visit his Poet Populist page:
For more information about Richard Kenney, please visit the Bozoi Reader
bridget at u.washington.edu
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