About Creative Writing - Poetry
The Creative Writing-Poetry Program assists students develop their own voices as poets and acquire the knowledge and historical grounding necessary to write and publish poetry of power and sophistication.Students of the Creative Writing-Poetry Program will become familiar with a wide range of models and formal strategies and gain a greater creative, critical, and aesthetic understanding of their discipline.
The program also offers a poetry reading series that has included such distinguished poets as Ed Roberson, Alice Notley, Bernadette Mayer, D. A. Powell, Tracie Morris, and Edwin Torres and the program is home to the nationally distributed literary journal, Columbia Poetry Review, which is edited by students and published in the spring of each year.
Recommended First-Semester Classes
In their first semester as Creative Writing majors with a concentration in Poetry, students should register for:
- 52-1500 Poetry Workshop: Beginning
- 52-1602 Introduction to Poetry