The Art of Representation in Contemporary Poetry


Course Description

Representation matters! There is no denying the merits of studying classical works of literature, but when the reading list features mostly white male authors, it is a missed opportunity for readers to see the world from new and different perspectives. For many contemporary BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour), LGBTQ+, and other minority poets, poetry is not an archaic and dying art form—it is a lifeline.

See the full range of poetic forms, themes, and images from poets in the assigned readings for this course, which will delve into poetry by contemporary diverse and marginalized voices. 

The writing element of this course will involve participants of any background composing their own poems.

Books to Purchase (will be available at Argo Bookshop during the weeks prior to the course beginning):

    • TBA

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 12 students.

NEW PAYMENT POLICY: Participants must pay the course fees in order to be considered registered for the course. 

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

Location: Atwater

First Session: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Course Length: 12 weeks, Tuesdays, 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Instructor: Greg Santos

Degree Credit: 3 credits

Course Fees: 

$190.00 (writing course tuition) 

Administrative Fee:



$225.00 (writing course fees)


NEW WRITING COURSE FEES: Returning and new students will pay an increased flat rate for instructor-based writing courses. Tuition waivers may no longer be used for these courses.

Course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Students pursuing studies for credit are encouraged to consult with their advisers as they register for courses.

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.

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