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Berkeley Poetry Review: Publishing and Poetry

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Spring 2010
English 98 / 198
2 Unit(s)



About the Course:

This course is an introduction to contemporary American poetry and journal publishing. This class is a professional-level class—we are in the business of publishing the Berkeley Poetry Review (BPR), which is a nationally recognized and student-run CAL publication that is currently produced annually. BPR features the creative work of the UC Berkeley community including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as select prominent poets with national recognition invited by BPR to participate. Our main goal for this course is to publish Berkeley Poetry Review Issue 41 and have it available for sale the last two weeks of the Cal Spring 2010 Semester. In support of publishing Issue 41, each student will learn about publishing business and sales, publicity and public relations, holding a reading series, and online publishing. To gain knowledge of the art of publication and to help you achieve your future goals in poetry and publishing, this course will explore poetry selection and analysis, proofreading and copy editing, as well as marketing, publicity, and fundraising.

How to Enroll:

At the first meeting, we will hand out a short application and select our students based on interest and enthusiasm. You do NOT need to have experience in the publishing industry to join the deCal, all our welcome to apply.

Course Contact: dilaracirit AT


Faculty Sponsor: Cecil S. Giscombe

Time & Location:

Section 7Dilara Cirit
Priscilla Frank
Hallie Kutak
25209 DwinelleM 6p-8p2/01started

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: SYLLABUS.docNov 1842kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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