New Course: Documentaries


“Documentaries” explores how to create and write about art that is made out
of news, current events, and topics of social and cultural relevance. We will
attend in particular to representing voices, events, and phenomena that are
underrepresented in national, social, and cultural discourse. The course
introduces student writers to the genre of lyric essay, documentary poetry,
and researched creative nonfiction/poetry. Students will read various
examples of contemporary and modern documentary poetry/lyric essays,
studying their composition, social, and aesthetic goals. Students will write
their own documentary poems/lyric essays.

Last Updated Date : 01/06/2021