In “Contemporary Poetry: Investigation and Innovation” we study the writing of a handful of contemporary poets by responding to it creatively: we will draw, write our own poems, do erasures, perhaps compose songs or take photographs.It all depends on the creative interests of the class members.

The poets we study include Ross Gay, Linda Gregg, Jack Gilbert, and CC’s new Creative Writing Professor and acclaimed poet, Nate Marshall.

EN280 is taught by Jane Hilberry, English Professor and Professor of Creativity and Innovation at CC.

buying new shoes

he sees the Nikes
boxed, beautiful,
hundred plus. he
hopes. he holds
the box under his
arm like a briefcase
for the unfortunate
business of being
told no

–Nate Marshall
from The Wild Hundreds

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