Weekly Schedule 

Tuesdays:  Class meets synchronously 2:30-3:45.

Office Hours: Time TBD (attendance optional)

Monday: Class Open Lab posts due by 12 pm (noon) (so I can respond before we move on)


Week 1 Welcome to City Tech and English 2003    

Classes begin 8/25

  • Register for OpenLab and request membership to our course site
  • Complete technology/access survey
  • Review Syllabus and explore Poetry Foundation website

Week 2   Tues. 8/31

Introduction to Course and a review of the Poetry Foundation Website.

Watch: LAF 2021 Welcome video; Diana Diaz, “Overnight Pandemic” (2020) in City Tech Writer

Poems About Loneliness and Solitude

Week 3     (No Class on Tues. 9/7)  Assignment Due: Monday, September 13

Read Edward Hirsch’s “How to Read a Poem”  (in 16 brief sections)

Post a response that briefly summarizes one section.  DO NOT repeat a section another student has posted on.

Watch Robert Pinsky’s   “The Art of Poetry”

Post a Response to ONE of the poem videos from Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project.  See if you can connect the poem with what you learned from Edmund Hirsch and/or Robert Pinsky.

Week 4  9/1 4 (No Classes 9/15/16)

Read Rebecca Hazelton’s “Learning About Figurative Language”

Post your “Metaphor Mad-Lib” poem.

ReviewShakespeare 101

Week 5   9/21

“An Introduction to British Romanticism”

Week 6   9/28   

“Walt Whitman at 200”

Week 7  10/5

Begin Essay #1 Draft

 “Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance”

Week 8 10/12

 “An Introduction to the Black Arts Movement”

Week 9  10/19

“U.S. Latinx Voices”

José Olivarez, “Maybe I Could Save Myself by Writing” and “Mexican American Disambiguation” (2018)

Week 10   10/26

  Essay#2 Draft Due

“Political Poems”

Week 11 11/2

“Poetry and Feminism”

Week 12  11/9

“Introduction to Modernism”

Week 13  11/16

“Featured Poet”

Week 14  11/23  

“Featured Poet”

Week 15  11/30

Essay #3 Draft Due

“Featured Poet”


“Featured Poet”



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