Taught by Yale professor Langdon Hammer, this course offers an introduction to Modern Poetry. Covering everyone from Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, to Stevens, Moore, Bishop, and Frost, to the poetry of World War One, Imagism, to the Harlem Renaissance, the course explores modern poetry, its characteristic techniques, concerns, and major practitioners.
The main text used in this course is the following:
- Ramazani, Jahan, Richard Ellmann, and Robert O’Clair, eds. The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry. Vol. 1, Modern Poetry. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003.
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