new MOOC

March 20, 2017

The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) has announced two new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the summer:

The courses are self-paced and completely free for all participants. No writing experience is required. Follow the links for additional information.


browse and learn

December 16, 2016

Hugo House

The Winter Catalog is now available for Hugo House classes and there’s discount if you sign up by Monday, December 19. Poetry courses range from one to ten sessions, but there are many other genres on offer. So browse the catalog, take a class.

summer poetry

May 27, 2016

Hugo House Summer16

The Hugo House Summer 2016 catalog is now available for online browsing. Registration begins June 6 and classes will begin in July at the new/temporary Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle.

There are 17 poetry classes, ranging from one day to six weeks in duration, as well as a robust schedule of readings and writings, so you’ll be able to dip or dive into poetry this summer.

Winter’s here

November 24, 2015

Hugo House

The Hugo House Winter catalog is out and there’s a terrific lineup of classes and instructors. Subjects include many writing genres (and multigenre) and classes last from one day to 16 weeks. This is a great time to browse for classes that start in the New Year, so view the catalog online or download it on the Hugo House website.

let it flow

September 5, 2015

Hugo House fall poetry

Jump-start your autumn with a poetry class or workshop at Hugo House. Registration is now open and classes begin the week of September 14, 2015.

Not sure about Hugo House? Try a free introductory Hugo class at the Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library on Saturday, September 19, 1:00-4:00pm: Poetry with Laura Da’.

More: View the full flow chart and browse the course catalog.

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.

Jeffrey Morgan

Jeffrey Morgan invites your participation in an upcoming class, Writing Poems: A Momentary Stay Against Confusion, to be offered at his Bellingham home on six Tuesday evenings, February 18 – March 25, 2014.

Participants will write and read original poems, as well as provide and receive constructive feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment. Participants will also read short essays on the craft of poetry writing and discuss the work of numerous contemporary poets, including Bob Hicok, Tracy K. Smith, Matt Rasmussen and many others. The goal of this course is to bring a fun, low-pressure MFA-style poetry workshop to the local community. For those interested, poetry publication and packet/manuscript submission strategies will be discussed.

Jeffrey Morgan is the author of Crying Shame (BlazeVox, 2011). Newer poems appear, or will soon, in Barrow Street, Bellevue Literary Review, Cutbank, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pleiades, Rattle, Third Coast and West Branch, among others. He’s taught literature and creative writing for more than 15 years at colleges and universities, including Penn State University and The City University of New York. He also served as a judge for the 2012 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest.

Class size is limited to 12 students.
Workshop fee: $75
Materials: $15 (photocopies)
Total: $90

For information or to reserve a place, send an e-mail to

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