Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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Before taking Poetry Writing I, I didn't know a sonnet from a saguaro cactus. Now, I see poetry all around me.
Poetry Writing
Freddi Steele
stained glass artist & writer
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A great and exciting introduction to the art and craft of poetry.
Poetry Writing
Kate Sparks
farmer
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The instructor made me feel so good about reaching beyond my comfort level.
Poetry Writing
Donna Feltz
medical practice administrator
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It opens your eyes to how different people will view your work.
Poetry Writing
Alden Masonis
strategic consultant pharma
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The instructor was a professional poet and a skilled teacher whose enthusiasm and experience made us each believe that we, too, have that of the poet in us.
Poetry Writing
Laura Jackson
organic farm educator
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I just elevated my craft in poetry to a new level.
Poetry Writing
Leah Odze Epstein
homemaker
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A terrific immersion into how to read poetry well, including and especially your own.
Poetry Writing
David Klopfenstein
technical project manager
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Gotham Writers Workshop rocks. It's a great way to learn craft and connect with others who are committed to improving their writing.
Poetry Writing
Patrick Bower
executive
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A wonderful introduction into the art of poetry.
Poetry Writing
Elizabeth Adams
visual artist
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Gotham online courses provide surprisingly good opportunities for group interaction despite the absence of face-to-face contact.
Poetry Writing
Joan Countryman
retired teacher
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Unleashed my ability and interest in poetry!
Poetry Writing
Clare Perry
teacher
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This is the fullest, most challenging introductory course I've ever taken. The instructor seems to know everything there is to know about poets, and he shares this information with the class in the most creative ways.
Poetry Writing
Barbara Janes
public relations
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A great introduction to writing serious poetry, offering a wide and creative perspective on how to think about crafting a poem.
Poetry Writing
Michelle Aranda
graphic communications
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I wrote some of my all time best poems in this class.
Poetry Writing
Greg Oaks
professor of English
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The instructor's knowledge of the subject seemed to be endless.
Poetry Writing
Will Upjohn
speech-language pathologist
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The course offers sound fundamental instruction for any poet, from the beginner to the poet seeking to refine his or her voice and skills.
Poetry Writing
Renee DeHoll
artist
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It was an extremely rewarding experience—well organized, managed, and executed. I would like to take some other courses organized along the same lines. There were no negatives worth mentioning. I will recommend it highly to others. A superb class!
Poetry Writing
R. Stephen Rasin
corporate president and venture capitalist
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This class was the most exciting part of my week!
Poetry Writing
Ana Pugatch
English teacher
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While most online courses out there seem to be pretty ineffective, I was very surprised by the quality of the instructor and the amount of positive and realistic criticism I received in the course. Worth every penny.
Poetry Writing
Richard Cheatham
law case assistant
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If you want to learn how to write better, if you want to gain insight into the poetry scene and where your writing might fit in, this course is a fantastic place to start.
Poetry Writing
Tom Davidson
venue manager
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