Monday, October 26, 2015

SPRING 2016 COURSES: Professor David McAleavey's Poetry Explodes in America

Professor McAleavey’s Spring 2016 course:
POETRY EXPLODES IN AMERICA (American Poetry II) ENGL 3621

This course examines important books by eleven American poets from throughout the 20th century, who collectively disrupt the continuity and traditions of English-language poetry, starting with the Georgian, even Horatian lyrics of Robert Frost (just before WW I) through the Modernist constructions of T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, and Langston Hughes, and on through the post-WW II socially-conscious, Confessionalist, and Postmodern poetries of Brooks, Plath, Bishop, Ammons, and Ashbery.

Here are the texts:
Robert Frost, Poems of Robert Frost: A Boy’s Will and North of Boston, Signet Classics, 160 pp.: 978-0451527875
T. S. Eliot, Early Works of T. S. Eliot, CreateSpace Ind. Pub. Platform, 60 pp.: 978-1477595534
W. C. Williams, Spring and All (Facsimile Edition), New Directions, 96 pp.: 978-0811218917
Wallace Stevens, Harmonium, Faber & Faber, 160 pp.: 978-0571207794
Langston Hughes, The Weary Blues, Knopf, 128 pp.: 978-0385352970
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Essential G. B., LOA Am. Poets Project, 200 pp.: 978-1931082877
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems, City Lights, 57 pp.: 978-0872860179
Sylvia Plath, Ariel: Perennial Classics Edition, Harper, 128 pp.: 978- 0060931728
John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, Penguin, 96 pp.: 978-0140586688
A. R. Ammons,Selected Poems, LOA Am. Poets Project, 130 pp. : 978-1931082938
Elizabeth Bishop, Geography III, FSG Classics, 64 pp.: 978-0374530655



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