ENG* 263
"C-" or better in ENG* 101 or ENG* 101S

An exploration–through reading, discussing and writing poetry—of poetry and women's lives. Explores the ways in which women's poetry of the last three decades reflects what Carolyn Heilbrun calls "the narratives that have been controlling women's lives" and the ways in which many women have come to understand the need to "dismantle" the past and "reinvent" the future. Focuses on poets such as Denise Levertov, Carolyn Kizer, Maxine Kumin, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath, and Audre Lorde, as well as a selection of contemporary women poets. This course satisfies the Fine Arts requirement.