Poetics involves language as creative function (writing, poetry, fiction), language as performance, language as image, and language as a tool of thought (philosophy, criticism) as well as the practice of visual arts as a method of composition and articulation. Our work will be to calibrate these various activities, which is to say find the relationships between poetic, visual and critical thought.
Students are invited to join a learning community of culture workers interested in language and image as mediums of artistic production. This SOS is designed for students who share similar skills and common interests in doing advanced work in creative writing and related forms of art-making that may have grown out of previous academic projects and/or programs. Each student will enter the program with their own project and syllabus; in addition there will be common readings assigned by the faculty. Students will work with faculty throughout the program to design small study groups, collaborative projects, and critique groups that will allow students to support each other's work.
Students should submit a writing sample and project proposal to the faculty (via the faculty's Evergreen email address) for faculty review before week 9 of the summer quarter. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills. Students will be notified of admission through their Evergreen email accounts.
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writing, publishing, and graduate studies in literature-related disciplines