Middlebury

FYSE 1105

The Poet's I

The Poet’s ‘I’: Poetry and Autobiography
In this seminar we will work to discover the sometimes subtle connections between the "objective" events of a poets’ lives and the poems that they produced. Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins are known as reticent, self-concealing poets; nonetheless their poems tell their life stories. John Berryman is a "confessional" poet; yet questions about the relationship between his poems and his life are similar. Lyn Hejinian is a postmodern poet who complicates all of those questions. We will read a great many poems, as well as letters, diaries, drafts, published biographies, and autobiographical prose by each poet. 3 hrs. sem./disc.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW LIT

Sections

Fall 2020

FYSE1105A-F20 Seminar (Millier)

Fall 2018

FYSE1105A-F18 Seminar (Millier)

Fall 2014

FYSE1105A-F14 Seminar (Millier)

Fall 2008

FYSE1105A-F08 Seminar (Millier)

Fall 2005

FYSE1105A-F05 Seminar (Millier)