GLS 592: Easy Under the Apple Boughs: The Natural World in Poetry
Instructor: Ashley Hudson
“It is not the moon, I tell you.
It is these flowers
lighting the yard.”
-- Louise Glück, “Mock Orange”
“Earth's the right place for love:
I don't know where it's likely to go better.”
-- Robert Frost, “Birches”
In addition to reading a myriad of selected texts in this course, students will participate in discussion, submit brief weekly discussion summaries generated by the text, and develop a lexicon for discussing contemporary poetry while evolving critical thinking skills specifically relevant to such subject matter. The course will culminate in an academic guided-research paper (8-10 pages) and a final creative writing assignment (several poems) to be developed throughout the course. No previous poetry writing experience necessary.
Last Update: March 7, 2013