"Craft of Poetry" is a Fall 2001 course at the
University of Northern Iowa focusing on
the study of writing poems in rhyme,
meter, and inherited forms.|
Note: This course will be given again in Fall 2003.
The web site will undergo substantial changes during
the summer months before that semester. Keep coming
back and see what's up ... or going up, that is.
The write-ups on this Web site were created in Fall 1999
by Vince Gotera and Damon McLaughlin, a graduate student in
creative writing at UNI.
focus on the seven types of poetry studied in this class,
while Vince's treatments outline
the seven poetic elements taken up
throughout the semester.
Since Damon has graduated and moved on to other pursuits and successes, he
no longer teaches this class with Vince, but
the website has been left as is, with Damon's work
unchanged, because it's
valuable to have a variety of different viewpoints on these