This seminar reads a range of Anglophone poetry from around the globe and engages with theorisations of such texts as well. Which forms, which styles, which sounds do they produce? How do they relate to specific cultural and geographical contexts and how do they exceed them? Which texts and which traditions are cited, recirculated, or critiqued? From protest to queering, from pedagogy to performance, which functions are wielded by these poems? If you'd like to think about and discuss questions like these, then this class could be for you.