THE POETRY OF W. H. AUDEN: SIGNING THE TIMES
Born in in York, England, Auden spent the second half of his life residing in both England and America, Auden’s work links modern and post-modern poetry. Known for a wide stylistic range, Auden’s poetry often tracks a metaphorical or real journey or quest. Drawing on popular culture, politics, current events and inventions, Auden’s poetry chronicles his age and challenges us to read the signs of our times.
For the first hour and a half, we will discuss Auden’s poems; during the last half hour we will write in response to prompts based on the poems discussed during class. The writing session is optional, but all are invited to participate. At the end of the writing, students will have the opportunity to share their work and later to submit it by email for further comments.
Text: Selected Poems by W.H. Auden, Edward Mendelson, Editor. (issued Feb. 13th , 2007) Note: this edition contains 20 poems not included in the previous version of selected works. Also, this edition contains the original versions of 30 poems that Auden later revised.
Instructor: Sr. Fran McManus, RSM, M.A.
Mondays, February 28 – April 11, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; ZOOM MEETING
(Please not that in the print brochure there is an error in the price. This course is $60.00 not $80.00)