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ENG 201 A : Literature for Creative Writers
Selected by AGreenbaum
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Poems for study in an introductory creative writing course
 
Poetry
• A Green Crab's Shell by Mark Doty
• A group of girls from Minnesota or black mascara by Maureen Owen
• Because You Asked about the Line Between Prose and Poetry by Howard Nemerov
• Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks by Jane Kenyon
• Coastal Plain by Kathryn Stripling Byer
• Fairbanks Under the Solstice by John Haines
• from Crossing State Lines [Shirtsleeved afternoons] by Rita Dove
• Ground Swell by Mark Jarman
• Help Me to Salt, Help Me to Sorrow by Judy Jordan
• Hovering at a Low Altitude by Dahlia Ravikovitch
• Hunting Civil War Relics at Nimblewill Creek by James Dickey
• I shall forget you presently, my dear (Sonnet XI) by Edna St. Vincent Millay
• In Louisiana by Albert Bigelow Paine
• Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins
• Kitchen Maid with Supper at Emmaus, or The Mulata by Natasha Trethewey
• Part of Eve's Discussion by Marie Howe
• Persephone the Wanderer by Louise Glück
• Piano by D. H. Lawrence
• Theories of Time and Space by Natasha Trethewey
• To You by Walt Whitman
• Water Picture by May Swenson
• Wrap by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
 
Prose
• More than the Birds, Bees, and Trees: A Closer Look at Writing Haibun by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
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