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"This course will open your eyes to the difficulty of writing good poetry, which is the first step to actually writing good poetry."
- Robert Hahn
 attorney
"I had a fairly good grounding in the mechanics of poetry before this course, but I've read and written more poetry during this class than I had in 62 years before!"
- Dianne Meagher
 Retired Teacher
"I did not have a lot of background in poetry—and I got some great exposure to different styles/forms and fine examples of each."
- Kalyani Robbins
 Prosecutor
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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Poetry Online
Consider it the caviar of literature: tiny eggs with tremendous taste. Or the nitroglycerin: every drop explosive. Poetry has inspired the human soul for thousands of years and there are those who still treasure its magnificence. If you hear mermaids singing or feel the winnowing wind or see the sun rising in ribbons then you are one of these happy few.

Excellence in poetry is elusive, but a quest worth pursuing. In our courses, you will learn to manipulate sound, imagery, structure, meter, line, words, and theme into well-crafted poems and you will improve your precision by experimenting with various time-honored forms. You will also learn how and where 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.
(3.0 CEU)

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

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Aug 12 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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