Week 8

Tuesday October 16

  • Mark is away for family medical emergency. No class. Complete individual work on commentaries

Thursday October 18

Looking Ahead

The final versions of your commentaries will be uploaded to the Google Folder American Poetry and Poetics Fall 2018 no later than Sunday October 21. You will have a commentary on one poem each by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfelllow, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and a poet of your choice. You will also post a sound file of you reading for each of the poems. Please use the file naming conventions in the English 490: Using this Folder file.

Mark will be copy editing the entries and working with individual authors over the next few weeks as we move through the production and publishing phase of the commentary project. More details on this when I am able to better determine my schedule.

For Tuesday:

Read and follow the links from the Modernism Entry in the Poetry Foundation’s Glossary of Poetic Terms.

Read the Entry on TS Eliot. Read (and come to class next week prepared to discuss Eliot’s essay Tradition and the Individual Talent and the poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Waste Land

Read the Entry on Ezra Pound (1855–1972) at the Poetry Foundation. Read Canto 1. Read A Pact and In a Station at the Metro. Read A Few Don’ts by an Imagiste and  Vortex

Week 9                       

Tuesday October 23

Thursday October 25

  • Meet at the Keene State College Archives on the ground floor of the Mason Library. We will be talking about poems and working with the editions of poems in the Modern Poetry Collection