Structure Of Poetry
The Structure of Poetry This course is a workshop for beginning students in the field of creative writing. Students will read a selection of poems each week and write their own poems, producing a portfolio of their work at the end of the term. There will be an emphasis on revision. Students will be introduced to a range of forms as well, including prose poems, epistles, the tanka, the long poem, and the sonnet.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Jay Parini is a pleasure to have as a teacher. I came into the class intimidated because I had little background in creative writing and poetry. JP and classmates created a super welcoming and enriching environment. Easy grading, great atmosphere. Very glad I took this course.
While this class is a lot of writing, it helped me grow so much as a writer having to constantly be working on something new and revising my work. Karin is the kindest and most accommodating prof I've had and she truly cares about her students and the course material.
Jay Parini is the best professor I have ever had and one of the coolest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. His laid-back teaching style only inspired my poetry further and the class discussions were rich and enjoyable.
I loved working with Karin she is an amazing poet and I really enjoyed the weekly poems although sometimes I had writers' block they are a major break from the work week and are a way to write it out. Karin is very understanding and an angel to work with
Regardless of your major, he is the best professor you will have in Middlebury. Funny, smart, and has quite possibly the most interesting life out of everyone on campus. Be creative and talk to him after class. He's a superb person
Worst I have ever done in a class at Middlebury despite putting in more effort than most other classes. It seems especially unfair given that poetry is supposed to be subjective. Would not take this class again.