English 619:002 / Spring 2004 / Susan Tichy / George Mason Univers/ity / Mondays 4:30-7:10 / Robinson B-442


                                 a course in poetry   

Welcome to a hands-on workshop creating concrete, visual, and textual collage poetry. We will work on paper and in three dimensions, using various combinations of original text, found text, graphic images and visual images. We will also, of course, read poems and criticism in these modes. In the last few weeks of the semester, you will be asked to help define and assign projects for the workshop. This course may serve as an introduction to these models of poetic discourse, or it may serve as an intermediate workshop for those who have taken Open Poetry or similar workshops in the past.