11.18.2015

poetry as a foreign language

Taking ‘Poetry 101’ in college should fulfill a student’s foreign language requirement.

2 comments:

Joseph Hutchison said...

Wonderful! Especially because I just had a student in the poetry class I teach remark in an online discussion about some translations we've been reading, "All poetry sounds just a little 'foreign' to me." The zeitgeist's alive and well....

JforJames said...

I'm sure you can help them toward 'fluency' this other language.

Today, I've been exploring surfwise some of the poetry (some are vastly popular) nominated here:
https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-poetry-books-2015
After reading some of the work online, I'm feeling a little hopeless today about the audience for poetry.