Readings

This section features the selected poems read throughout the course.

Required Text

Allen, Donald, ed. The New American Poetry, 1945-1960. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780520209534.

Readings

WEEK # TOPICS READINGS
3 Charles Olson’s Poem Olson, Charles. “The Kingfishers.” In The New American Poetry, 1945-1960.
5 Robert Creeley’s Poems Creeley, Robert. “The Warning,” “I know a man,” “The Kind of act of,” “The Immoral Proposition,” and “If You.” In The New American Poetry, 1945-1960.
7 Barbara Guest’s Poems Guest, Barbara. “Parachutes, My Love, Could Carry Us higher,” “Sunday Evening,” “Santa Fe Trail,” and “Piazzas.” In The New American Poetry, 1945-1960.
9 James Schuyler’s Poem and Letter Schuyler, James. “February” and “Dear Miss Batie.” In The New American Poetry, 1945-1960.
11 Frank O’Hara Poems O’Hara, Frank. “Why I Am Not A Painter,” “The Day Lady Died,” “Poem (Krushchev is coming on the right day!),” “A Step Away from Them,” and “Personal Poem.” In The New American Poetry, 1945-1960.
13 Philip Whalen’s Poems Whalen, Philip. “Sourdough Mountain Lookout,” “The Same Old Jazz,” “Forty-five Years Since the Fall of the ‘Ch’ing Dynasty’,” and “For C.” In The New American Poetry, 1945-1960.
15 Your Own Poems We will read and discuss any poems you have written over the semester. If time permits we will also discuss any poems that you would like to bring in for discussion. For the latter the definition of poem is elastic and includes song or rap lyrics.

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