English Cdpr. Devotional Poetry

Instructor: Josh Bell
Tuesday, 6:00-8:45pm | Location: Barker 018
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​​​​​​​Enrollment: limited to 12 students

In this workshop we will focus on the devotional poetry of John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, and GM Hopkins, looking first into certain texts of the Old Testament—Psalms, Song of Solomon, Book of Job—from which so much of devotional poetry extends. In conversation with these four poets, students can expect to build and execute their own plaintive lyric “I,” design new ecstatic/meditative soundscape, and plan and deliver the imagistic configurations that will best give them direct-line access to the God (or gods) of their own choice or invention. As this a poetry workshop, all assignments will be creative.

Supplemental Application Information: TBA

Apply via Submittable (deadline: Saturday, January 15 at 11:59pm ET)