Pleasures of Poetry

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About This Course

If you want to write poetry, this course will help you to create your best possible work. You'll learn the formal elements of the craft, become aware of how particular forms work, and explore many avenues for possible poetry topics. Interactive exercises will help you to create at least one poem with formal elements, and you'll receive instruction and commentary in a constructive and nurturing environment. If you're serious about becoming a published poet, you'll also learn how to prepare a manuscript for publication and where to send it for the best possible results.

About The Instructor

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you t…

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About This Course

If you want to write poetry, this course will help you to create your best possible work. You'll learn the formal elements of the craft, become aware of how particular forms work, and explore many avenues for possible poetry topics. Interactive exercises will help you to create at least one poem with formal elements, and you'll receive instruction and commentary in a constructive and nurturing environment. If you're serious about becoming a published poet, you'll also learn how to prepare a manuscript for publication and where to send it for the best possible results.

About The Instructor

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Melody Gough.

Melody Gough is a poet with numerous publications to her credit. She recently earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English, with an emphasis in creative writing. She teaches university level writing courses and facilitates writing workshops for aspiring poets. She is often called upon to edit and critique literary manuscripts for published fiction writers and poets.

Syllabus

A new section of each course starts monthly. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses, please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Getting Started

Friday - Lesson 02

Write What you Know

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Line Breaks

Friday - Lesson 04

Imagery

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

Writer's Block

Friday - Lesson 06

Repetition and Rhyme

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

The Art of Revision

Friday - Lesson 08

Sentiment versus sentimentality

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Experimentation with language

Friday - Lesson 10

Finding your niche

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Publishing Options

Friday - Lesson 12

Publication Specifics


Requirements

Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader).

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