Poetry & Nonfiction
This semester-length course is designed to serve as an introduction to poetry and non-fiction forms of literature and to the writers who study the world around them or their place within it and then record their observations creatively [but factually, in the case of non-fiction]. Texts studied will include poetry of acknowledged masters from many times and many places as well as the works of contemporary poets and various types of non-fiction, including natural history, biography, history, commentary, and travelogues. Evaluation will be based upon daily participation, written personal responses to the works studied, a poetry collection, an observational writing project, a multimedia presentation on a poet of the student’s choice, and an multimedia presentation on a non-fiction work of the student’s choice.
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek:
Poets and Poetry Project Presentation:
Jiro Dreams of Sushi:
Once we have finished watching the documentary, your job is to write a haiku FOR the documentary. Remember, a haiku has three lines divided into FIVE, SEVEN, and FIVE syllables [NOT WORDS] each!