Is Political Poetry Possible?
Poets respond deeply to the world, and many care passionately about what C.K. Williams calls "dark public events." Some critics argue that politics are inherently prosaic. Others counter that imaginative writers must take responsibility for engaging with key issues facing their times. Explore this question, through discussions of enduring political verse, and by workshopping poems by class participants. What craft elements can we learn from successful political poems?
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