21L.004 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate
Reading Poetry

Readings

Required Texts

[HV] = Vendler, Helen. Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002. ISBN: 9780312257064. [Preview a version of this work in Amazon.]

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2005 (paperback). ISBN: 9780877796367.

Strunk, William, and E. B. White. Elements of Style. New York, NY: Penguin, 2007. ISBN: 9780143112723. [Preview this book in Amazon.]

Hacker, Diana. A Writer’s Reference. 6th ed. New York, NY: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. ISBN: 9780312593322.

WEEK # READINGS
1 Yeats, W. B. To A Young Girl, When You Are Old, To Ireland In The Coming Times, The Song of Wandering Aengus, The Second Coming, Easter 1916, Never Give All The Heart. (PDF)
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Poetry animations. “Yeats, W. B. “The Lake Isle of Innisfree.” Poem movie animation.” April 18, 2008. YouTube. Accessed July 9, 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUfuG8ZaAzc

4 Stevens, Wallace. The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm.
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Rich, Adrienne. “Mother-in-Law.” [HV]

Hopkins, Gerard Manley. “Pied Beauty.” [HV]

Chapter 3. “Poems as Pleasures.” [HV]

6

Donne, John. “Holy Sonnet 14.” [HV]

———. “Holy Sonnet 10.” [HV]

Stevens, Wallace. The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm. (cont.)

Hopkins, Gerard Manley. As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame. [Includes poem text and audio]

Keats, John. “Letter on Negative Capability, 1818” (PDF)

Chapter 6. “Constructing A Self.” [HV]

Whitman, Walt. Beginning My Studies. (PDF)

———. Song of Myself.

7 Coleman, Wanda. “Wanda Why Aren’t You Dead.” In Heavy Daughter Blues: Poems and Stories, 1968-1986. Boston, MA: Black Sparrow Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780876857014.
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Whitman, Walt. “Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night.” [HV]

Eliot, T. S. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” [HV]

Bishop, Elizabeth. “At the Fishhouses.” [HV]

———. “One Art.” [HV]

———. “In the Waiting Room.” New York, NY: Library of America, 2008. ISBN: 9781598530179. [HV]

———. “Sestina.” [HV]

9 Eliot, T. S. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” (cont.) [HV]
10 Eliot, T. S. “Tradition and the Individual Talent.” In The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism. Stonesfield, UK: Dodo Press, 2009. ISBN: 9781409961703.
12 Wallace Stevens journal note (PDF)
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