ENGL 4030

ENGL 4030

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A close study of three major 20th century poets (Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks) who attended scrupulously to the diversity of life, both social and biological, while expanding the form and language of poetry. As women poets writing in a period dominated by males, they established a space for poetry that seems disarmingly modest in its emphasis on nature and domesticity yet harbors enormous moral power and sharp social critique. As an African American, Brooks made racial inequity a central focus of her work, but all three poets forcefully address issues of identity and injustice. We will read each poet's work in its entirety, tracking their careers from early to middle to late periods while putting them in ongoing dialogue with one another.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4030

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks

  • 16292 ENGL 4030   SEM 101