Friday, January 18, 2013

UPDATE: 01/18/13

For our class session on Tuesday, 22 January please read pages 26-48 in The Resistance to Poetry, which correspond to the chapters 3 and 4. As with the last reading, make sure you are familiar with the general concepts of each chapter, at least to the extent that you can summarize Longenbach's arguments in your own words. We will have a quiz at the beginning of Tuesday's session, followed by a discussion about both disjunction and the relationship between song and story.

Also, click-through the following links to the online journal H_NGM_N and read the Noah Falck poems and the online journal Toad and read the Matt Hart poems. While reading these poems, think about the concepts we've covered in Longenbach and consider how they function within the context of these selections. Also, as with the Sturm poems, think about how some of the lines from these poems can be read as meta-poetic statements.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

UPDATE: 01/16/12

For our class  session on Thursday, 17 Jan 2012, please read pages 1-25 in Longenbach's The Resistance to Poetry. To ensure you read the material, I will administer a short quiz at the beginning of class that covers the basic concepts found over the course of these pages. Afterward, we will discuss the material.

Also, I want you to reread the Nick Sturm poems from ILK that we read in class on Tuesday and think about them with relation to the ideas Longenbach forwards in his text. There are some additional poems I want you to read from Sturm's What A Tremendous Time We're Having! found at the online jounrals iO and TYPO. When reading these poems, think about what lines could be considered meta-poetic statements (i.e. lines that address the poem's own construction) and how you might use them to explain what's happening in the poems. If you enjoy these selections, you can buy the entire series as a chapbook at iO Books.