The Art of Poetry

September 11, 2014

edx - The Art of PoetryMassive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer an opportunity to challenge yourself with a university-level educational experience while sitting in front of your computer.

The 10-week University of Pennsylvania MOOC Modern & Contemporary American Poetry, offered through Coursera, has just started up again and enrollment is still open. The course is free.

The Art of Poetry, which begins September 30, 2014, focuses on “actually saying a poem” and, through that entry point, “on elements of the art such as poetry’s historical relation to courtship; techniques of sound in free verse; poetry’s relation to music; the nature of greatness.” The lead instructor is poet, professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. There is no charge for auditing the course, which offers full access to the course materials.

The same catalog of courses, edX, is offering a series on the history of poetry in America. The first in the series, Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England, started yesterday, September 10, 2014, and runs for five weeks.

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One Response to “The Art of Poetry”

  1. splawswriter Says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing about this class


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