American Poetry




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Oct 24th 2016

Eighteen experienced faculty members from across the United States present their analyses of ground-breaking modern American poets—from Whitman and Dickinson to Hip Hop—in richly illustrated video lectures. The course highlights both major poets—from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson through T.S. Eliot, H.D, Amy Lowell, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, and Muriel Rukeyser to Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Adrienne Rich, and many others—and influential movements, from experimental modernism to the Black Arts Movement.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Sep 10th 2016

ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, from Dickinson and Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly "difficult."

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
May 6th 2015

Poetry in America: The Civil War and Its Aftermath.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Mar 18th 2015

This module, the fourth installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, explores the work of Emily Dickinson. Although she never published during her lifetime, Dickinson ranks among the most prolific and widely-studied American poets.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Oct 22nd 2014

This course, the second installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, spans the poetry of America’s early years, directly before and after the creation of the Republic.

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