FREE Online Poetry Class from The University of Iowa!

The course will begin Monday April 13, 2015 at 1 pm CDT and will close on Monday June 1, 2015. Registration is still open!

How Writers Write Poetry 2015

Don’t miss out on this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offered by The University of Iowa. How Writers Write Poetry 2015 includes lessons and craft talks from renowned poets and professors, including “former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Kwame Dawes, Marvin Bell, Lia Purpura, Kazim Ali, Kate Greenstreet, Natasha Tiniacos, and many others.” The course runs for seven weeks (April 13 – June 1), includes a weekly video, online discussion, writing assignments for every level of poet/interest, and opportunity to workshop online. An optional certificate of completion is available. It only takes about 1 minute to sign up and conveniently runs during April’s National Poetry Month, a great opportunity to be inspired and create new work. If you like this post, please share with your writerly friends and/or follow my blog or like my Facebook page. For more information, watch their course teaser video below.

Categories: Poetry, Self-taught MFA

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  1. I copied this from my youtube comment. I wanted to share it with you. : mine start out as feelings. I get a trance like feeling, then calmness and excitedness at the same time. I sometimes get butterflies in my stomach. It is, now that I say it like this, a lot like falling in love. I get lost in my inner world, bringing the outer to the inner, and bask in the glow of the moment. Moments don’t always have glows to them, but for me, some do. It is then that I tend to write my best poems. :

    I would like to add that little cafes and hangouts, really inspire me, as do walks in the neighborhood. reading the older poets can bring a touch of their talents into my own at the moment. Colors are amazing. The right color, and a whole mood can flood a mind. I hope poetry does this for you too.

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