The Program in Poetry and Poetics is overseen by an ad-hoc committee of faculty from various departments. It draws together some of the resources at the University currently devoted to the teaching and study of poetry and poetics. The University offers courses devoted to the writing of poems, courses in the history of poetry from different periods and in different languages, and courses that focus on particular poetic styles. The aim of the Program is to coordinate our various approaches and practices and help students at all levels to pursue work that crosses disciplines and discourses. The Program also supports collaboration among faculty members in the form, for example, of team-taught courses, conferences, lecture series, and the Poetics Workshop.