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Poetry Online

Consider it the caviar of literature: tiny eggs with tremendous taste. Or the nitroglycerin: every drop explosive. Poetry's power has endured thousands of years, captivating the most passionate souls. If you hear mermaids singing or feel the winnowing wind or see the sun rising in ribbons, then you are one of these blissful few.
 
To write excellent poetry, you must learn the art of packing the maximum punch with a minimum of words. Here you will learn about the specialized techniques, demands, and forms of poetry, as well as how to market your work.
 
If you seek to write for publication or performance, yourself or the world, we’ll show you how to write exquisite poetry.



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Level I
Poetry Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of poetry writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Write at least two poems
  • Lectures on basics of poetry craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Poetry I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

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(3.0 CEU)

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Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

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