In this course, we will review some principles of prosody and poetic interpretation,
look at many excellent poems written by people resident in the U.K. during the twentieth century, and discover and share ways of teaching them at the high school
and university levels. We will also discuss some of the most important statements
concerning poetry written by and about some of these poets. The poets we will cover are Kipling, Hopkins, Housman, Edward Thomas, Yeats, Hardy,
Owen, Sassoon, Lawrence, Doolittle, Pound, Eliot, Auden, Sitwell, Empson, Reed, Smith
and Dylan Thomas. We will discuss the film Tom and Viv as well as a graphic novel adaptation of Eliot’s Waste Land.