Spring 2021

Reading Poetry

Listed in: English, as ENGL-240

Formerly listed as: ENGL-12


Amelia Worsley (Section 01)


A first course in the critical reading of selected English-language poets, which gives students exposure to significant poets, poetic styles, and literary and cultural contexts for poetry from across the tradition. Attention will be given to prosody and poetic forms, and to different ways of reading poems.

 The majority of this course will revolve around synchronous Zoom meetings, though there will be opportunities for visits to museums and archives in smaller groups. Students will receive feedback on their writing in individual meetings.

 Limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Professor Worsley.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to majors. If more than 18 students attend add/drop classes, students will make an application to the professor explaining why they wish to take the course.


Attention to Writing, Online Only


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2023