Schedule

The schedule below includes the reading and writing you need to do during our six week summer session. There is reading and writing to do for every class and due to the compressed timeline of the summer session I simply cannot accept late work. Like you, I have a full schedule and we need to work together to keep the work moving.

Week 1 Editorial essays and Introduction by Robert Hass in The Ecopoetics Anthology, xxvii-Lxv. Poems the “Historical” section of The Ecopoetics Anthology, 3-130.

Monday May 18 Due: 500 word discussion of a poem and/or a statement about poetry on your blog

Wednesday May 20 Due: 500 word discussion of a poem and/or a statement about poetry on your blog

Week 2 Poems in “Contemporary” section of The Ecopoetics Anthology, 133-242

Monday May 25 No class: Memorial Day Due: 500 word discussion of a poem and/or a statement about poetry on your blog. Due: commentary #1

Wednesday May 27 No class meeting Due: 500 word discussion of a poem and/or a statement about poetry on your blog

Mark will return comments and suggested revisions of the commentary by Friday.

Week 3 Poems in “Contemporary” section of The Ecopoetics Anthology, 243-356 and 357-576

Monday June 1 Due: 500 word discussion of a poem and/or a statement about poetry on your blog. Due: commentary #2.

Wednesday June 3 Due: 500 word discussion of a poem and/or a statement about poetry on your blog. Due: commentary #3. Writing workshop in Mason Library for workshop on use of secondary commentary, preparing writing for publication, final editing of commentaries

Week 4 A.R. Ammons, Garbage, Mary Oliver, The Leaf and the Cloud

Monday June 8 Due: 500 word discussion of a poem and/or a statement about poetry on your blog.A.R. Ammons, Garbage. Due: draft two of commentary #3. Discussion of copy editing (online)

Wednesday June 10Mary Oliver, The Leaf and the Cloud. Due: 500 word discussion of a poem and/or a statement about poetry on your blog. Due: final versions of 3 commentaries.

Week 5 Gary Snyder, This Present Moment

Monday June 15 Due: 500 word discussion of a poem and/or a statement about poetry on your blog. We will go over (one more time!) the commentaries and then publish them on the blog. Discussion of the anthology project. Brig ideas.

Wednesday June 17 Due: anthology project proposal due (posted on anthology page of your blog) with a working list of poems. The proposal should be one page in length and will be a cover page for the draft introduction. The proposal will include:

a concise one-sentence summary of your project (poet or movement)

an indication of what kind of works you will choose (or have chosen) for the anthology to represent the poet’s (or poets’) work

a provisional outline of the material you are using in the critical introduction

a description of the principle of organization you will use for the works in your anthology: chronological? By theme?

a draft introduction

Week 6 No class meeting: independent work on anthology project

Monday June 22 No class meeting: independent work on anthology project. Online consultations with Mark are recommended (but not required)

Wednesday June 24 No class meeting: independent work on anthology project. Online consultations with Mark are recommended (but not required)

Friday June 26: Anthology complete and posted on blog

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