In this course, we'll explore the three primary creative writing genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Through assigned texts, we'll establish a common vocabulary of concepts for discussing form, voice, point of view, structure, and other important elements of craft. You'll then put those concepts into practice by writing in each genre. Every student will be required to submit at least one poem, essay, or work of fiction to be read and discussed during in-class workshops. Assigned texts will include work by Elizabeth Bishop, Tracy K. Smith, James Baldwin, Virginia Woolf, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Ernest Hemingway, and Ursula K. LeGuin.