Introduction to techniques poets have used to ground their work in the landscapes and buildings of American towns and cities, including Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles. Attention to poems from a national automotive landscape as well as narrative poems about cities. Writing exercises include short essays and exercises in various poetic forms; readings from the works of Dickinson, Frost, Bishop, Lowell, Wilbur, Dickey, Pinsky, Cervantes, and Merrill. Limited enrollment.