"These Tested Our Horizon": Women's Poetry


Course Description

This course will take place on Zoom.

In last year’s course, A Certain Slant of Light, we asked what it means to talk about “Women’s Poetry.” We explored whether there is something unique about the subjects women explore, or in the way women make use of language, or in the impulses behind their poetic urge. Having arrived, in true TMI fashion, at more questions than definitive answers, we decided to offer a follow-up course. This year’s course will take a more global look at women’s poetry by including poems in translation from Spanish, Chinese, and other languages, as well as more English-language poetry from beyond North America. It will also directly address some of the questions that emerged from last year’s discussions: Do women’s deepest preoccupations differ from those of men? Does the historic silencing of women’s voices lead to poetry that has a unique power and urgency? Does poetry that reflects women’s inner lives, and bodied experiences, help us to understand differences among women whose sexual and gender identities vary?

There will be no books to purchase for this course.

This course is full; to add yourself to the waitlist, email info@thomasmore.qc.ca or call (514) 935-9585. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Details

First Session: Monday 17 January 2022

Course Length: 6 weeks, Monday, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Discussion Team: Imogen Brian, Claire English, Kathe Lieber

Degree Credit: 1.5 credits

Course Fee: 

$120.00 (standard tuition)

$80.00 (promotion for new students)

Administrative Fee:



$145.00 (standard tuition)

$105.00 (promotion for new students)


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.

Questions? Stuck? Give us a call at (514) 935-9585
or email us at info@thomasmore.qc.ca