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Poetry in America
ASU Course Name
ENG 131: Poetry in America: The City
Subject Area

In this course, which draws from the acclaimed Poetry in America PBS series, we will consider American poets whose themes, forms, and voices have given expression to visions of the city since 1850. Beginning with Walt Whitman, the great poet of nineteenth-century New York, we will explore the diverse and ever-changing environment of the modern city—from Chicago to Washington, DC, from San Francisco to Detroit—through the eyes of such poets as Carl Sandburg, Emma Lazarus, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Frank O’Hara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Hayden, and Robert Pinsky, as well as contemporary hip hop and spoken word artists.

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Instructor-led (16 weeks)
University Credits
3 credits
CMASAS Credits
1 credit (English)