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Wk Date Agenda

Mon, Jan 8 Syllabus and “How to Read a Poem” / Elements of Poetry / Intro to Poem 1
1 “Introduction” and chapters 1-3 in Ordinary Genius / Introduction and “Writing Off the Subject” in The Triggering
Wed, Jan 10
Town
Mon, Jan 15 MLK Jr. Holiday
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Wed, Jan 17 Ordinary Genius, chapters 4-7 / Poetry 180, pgs. 3-18

Mon, Jan 22 Poem 1: Bring Copies to Class / Peer Workshop in the Big Group and Small Groups
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Wed, Jan 24 (If necessary, Poem 1 workshop may continue. Bring copies again.) / Poetry 180: pgs. 19-35
Mon, Jan 29 Poem 1 Revision due / Intro. to Poem 2 / Ordinary Genius, chapters 8-10 / Poetry 180: 36-52
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Wed, Jan 31 Poem 2: Bring Copies to Class / Peer Workshop in the Big Group and Small Groups
(If necessary, Poem 2 workshop may continue. Bring copies again.) / Poetry 180: 53-68, “The Triggering
Mon, Feb 5
5 Town” in The Triggering Town
Wed, Feb 7 Poem 2 Revision due / Intro to Poem 3 / Ordinary Genius: chapters 11-14 / Poetry 180: 69-84

Mon, Feb 12 “Assumptions” in The Triggering Town / Poetry 180: 110-131


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Wed, Feb 14 Poem 3: Bring copies for class / Peer Workshop in the Big Group and Small Groups
(If necessary, Poem 3 workshop may continue. Bring copies again.) / Poetry 180: 85-100 / “Stray Thoughts on
Mon, Feb 19
Roethke and Teaching” in The Triggering Town
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Wed, Feb 21 Poem 3: Revision due / Intro to Poem 4 / Ordinary Genius, chapters 15-18 / Poetry 180: 101-117

Mon, Feb 26 “Nuts and Bolts” in The Triggering Town / Poetry 180: 132-151
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Wed, Feb 28 Poem 4: Bring copies to class / Peer Workshop in the Big Group and Small Groups

Mon, Mar 5 (If necessary, Poem 4 workshop may continue. Bring copies again.) / Poetry 180: 152-167
9 Poem 4 Revision due / Intro to Poem 5 / Poetry 180: 168-182 / “In Defense of Creative Writing Classes” in The
Wed, Mar 7
Triggering Town
Mon, Mar 12
10 SPRING BREAK
Wed, Mar 14
Mon, Mar 21 Ordinary Genius, chapters 19-21 / Poetry 180: 183-198 / “Statements of Faith” in The Triggering Town
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Wed, Mar 23 Poem 5: Bring Copies to Class / Peer Workshop in the Big Group and Small Groups
Mon, Mar 26 (If necessary, Poem 5 workshop may continue. Bring copies again.) / “Ci Vediamo” in The Triggering Town
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Wed, Mar 28 Poem 5 Revision due / Intro. to Poem 6 / Ordinary Genius, chapter 22-25 / Poetry 180: 199-214
Mon, Apr 2 Poem 6: Bring Copies to Class / Peer Workshop in the Big Group and Small Groups
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Wed, Apr 4 (If necessary, Poem 6 workshop may continue. Bring copies again.) / Poetry 180: 215-230
Mon, Apr 9 Poem 6 Revision due / Intro to Poem 7 / Ordinary Genius, chapters 26-28 / Poetry 180: 231-251
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Wed, Apr 11 Intro to the Review / Ordinary Genius: chapters 29-32 / Poetry 180: 252-272
Mon, Apr 16 Poem 7: Bring copies for class / Peer Workshop in the Big Group and Small Groups
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Wed, Apr 18 Poem 7 workshop continues. Bring copies again.
Mon, Apr 23 Poem 7 workshop continues. Bring copies again.
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Wed, Apr 25 Poem 7: Revision due / Ordinary Genius, chapter 33-36
Review: Due by class time on Brightspace/D2L / “How Poets Make a Living” in The Triggering Town” / Poetry
17 Mon, Apr 30
Reading (Students will read their own poems)