Aug 22, 2016
Wonderful, learning about writing poetry here is IT! I will always use this to go forward and once in a while come back to freshen up. Thank you, there's nothing else out there like this class!
Nov 02, 2015
I have learned so much and I love D's energy and the avid participation of the other students. Will definitely pass on what I've learned. Can't wait for more courses like this in the future! :)
創建者 Vernon G•
Sep 18, 2015
Early days yet but I've seen enough to realise it is interesting, intense, funny, persuasive, stimulating and creative. Thank you Douglas.
創建者 Vinyas M•
May 11, 2016
Course was great with very nice prompts.
The only issue I had was with scoring. Since this was mainly a workshop more emphasis should've been given to feedback of an assignment rather than scoring points. Sometimes readers of a poem might not be able to grasp what the author intended and cause the student to fail the assignment,
創建者 Alden B•
Mar 05, 2018
I found the course both interesting and helpful. I had always shied away from formal poetic forms, preferring free verse, but I really enjoyed writing the crown cinquain. In fact, after I wrote in that form, I also wrote a sestina (though not as part of the course). I used to be involved in theatre, and I recall how structural limitations often stimulated creative solutions; I made the same discovery when working within poetic limitations. I found most of the suggestions from other readers quite helpful and believe that they enabled me improve the poems that I submitted. The course was structured well, and the video lectures were clear. I thought the prompts were good. The only thing the course lacked was feedback from a professional poet (the teacher), but I understand that the volume of work and the finances would militate against personal attention. Thanks for the course.
創建者 farhat f•
Aug 31, 2017
The video lessons in this course were not only enjoyable but also extremely enlightening. They were just the right length. I especially found the videos on revision very helpful.
Evaluations of Peer Assignments weren't all that satisfactory though
創建者 Ian B•
Aug 02, 2017
Great course to learn the fundamentals of poetry writing. I wish I was held to more of a deadline, as most prompts didn't need to be turned in, and thus I wasn't able to benefit from feedback or criticism, but on the whole this is a great class and worth the time if you're looking to learn how to put a poem together effectively.
創建者 Nabeel M•
Nov 10, 2015
fantastic course - only slight issues are quizzes that seek to trick you on the way they are worded rather than actual knowledge, and slight america-centric-ness of the material used (although all material was still fantastic, an example or two from non western poets might have been interesting to add)
創建者 trish d•
Sep 02, 2015
Gently entertaining introduction to writing poetry with some good examples and advice.
創建者 Xhanti M•
Nov 19, 2015
創建者 E.m. T•
Jun 11, 2016
The course itself is amazing. I learned so much. I used to only write prose poetry and thanks to this course I was able to write different forms. Besides the mentors' give such great comments and they are always eager to help. Also the professor is funny and choose really good poems to analyse.
The only thing that was a pity is that people post their work, but few people want to actively comment on other people's poetry. It is not as participative as it could be. However, some workshops to comment to get comments.
All in all, truly amazing course!
創建者 Guillemette A•
Sep 14, 2015
Very nice course, with interesting material, taught in a witty and engaging manner, and pretty good prompts. I had a very nice experience!
創建者 Eyal G•
Aug 19, 2015
Great teacher and great content BUT I just wish that it would have been more abundant with information. it seemed for times maybe too short.
創建者 Trish S•
Oct 17, 2015
Very interesting and thought provoking. I found the instructor amusing.
創建者 Susan W•
Jun 06, 2016
I enjoyed the ideas, but the peer feedback was less than helpful.
創建者 Doug P•
Nov 25, 2015
Overall felt it to be an excellent course. A refresher in some areas and mind expander in others. Has been decades since taxing my brain so. Had a few browser issues but it all worked out. Some of the prompts were interesting and quite a challenge. Compliments to the chefs...
創建者 Sumaiya A•
Jul 23, 2016
very informative course.
創建者 Aastha m•
Jul 11, 2016
i find this course highly helpful to learn new aspects of poetry, embrace new thoughts and new ideas to write upon.
創建者 Johanna M•
Nov 09, 2018
This course is great, but if you are looking for something challenging, this might not be the one. Overall, though, it helped me to go back to the basics and analyze my poetry from a foundational standpoint.
創建者 Swikrit K•
Jul 10, 2019
Sometimes waiting for reviewing other peoples work takes a while if enough other students aren't at the same stage as you. Maybe an alternative solution for this would be to have more then two students review a luck someone's work if there isn't enough to go around?
創建者 Katya P•
Oct 12, 2015
Loved the short but sharp classes! Thank you! Would love to see more peer reviews (didn't get any on my poems yet).
Best of luck!
創建者 Adrienne P•
Mar 15, 2019
This was an excellent workshop to help me brush up on poetic forms. Actually having to write, and revise was more useful than simply studying.
創建者 Dr.Halowine C•
Jun 29, 2016
It is a riveting
創建者 Sanelisiwe E M•
Feb 13, 2017
This course truly opened my eyes on the importance of revision, I recommend this course not only for budding poets but even for those who have never attempted poetry. You will learn a great deal.
創建者 Fred P•
Oct 25, 2015
A fun and engaging experience, excellent writing prompts. The kind of on-line educational experience I appreciate- encouraging and supportive, yet completely unwilling to take itself too seriously. The on-line poetry workshop experience with peers can be hit or miss, but even so, I gained some unexpected insights into my writing. Well worth enrolling and completing.
創建者 Niharika B•
Oct 08, 2015
I am finding it really interesting and helpful. :)
創建者 Elizabeth D•
Aug 01, 2016
The annotations of the different poems were great and taught me a lot about different poetic elements, but the lectures were unbearably corny with all of the different sound effects and bits. I found myself reading the transcripts because I could not watch the videos without feeling like I was being talked down to or that the instructor didn't take the course seriously.