So, since the beginning of my Creative Writing class this semester (Poetry) my professor has insisted, repeated over and over how we don't read enough poets, and how we need to read more poets. He is quite right, and I haven't followed up on this; I don't like reading poetry, honestly, I can write it, and even when I write it, I don't feel it is TRUE poetry. So, as my proposal, I want to do some sort of hypertext tree of poetry. It'll consist of pieces of different poets that don't speak the same language --translations provided-- are from the same country, or lived during the same time frame. What the pieces will have in common will either be some really random word, which will then link to another poem with that same word-- the word will not be anything small like "the" or "as." But, perhaps, the words will link these pieces, poets by a theme, symbol, or image; I really don't know yet. I don't know if this is truly what I find interesting, but it will be something related to literature, and will work for two things: to read more poetry and to create the term project for this class. What I'm not sure about is whether or not the writing must consist of my writing. If I do indeed go for the poets, will it be wrong because my writing will not be displayed? Or, do I have to do it with the work that I write. I would mind the latter, being that the better poetry that I have is very limited.
Term Project Proposal, the proposal of poetry
By Classic Kid - Posted on 26 March 2007 - 12:24pm.