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 Sarah S•
Dec 01, 2017
Great no-cost online poetry workshop.
創建者 margarita c•
Jun 26, 2018
Amazing!!! I am learning so much!
創建者 Maria I M G•
Nov 27, 2017
I have learned a lot from this course. Thank you . I wish we could have an advanced level of the workshop. I would definitely take it!
創建者 Rowan L•
Jun 11, 2016
Fantastic course. I'm not very good at actually completing MOOCs (something about not having to answer to anyone, I suspect!) but the reviewing of classmates' work was done nicely, enough pressure to mean the assignments actually got done, without requiring an unreasonable amount of time. Douglas is a fantastic teacher and really inspiring; the course has revitalised my writing in just the way I needed!
創建者 Sean L•
Apr 19, 2018
I am not yet finished this course, but so far it is sizing up to be great. Of the courses I have tested on this site, which are many, this is one of the better conceived ones, and you can tell the teacher is very committed to his work. He takes advantage of video lecturing as a medium, using various techniques to make his videos more engaging but without sacrificing didactic content. Otherwise it is what you would expect an online writing workshop to be: provided are writing prompts for practicing your skills, and near the end are sessions for sharing your work.
創建者 Logan R•
Mar 13, 2018
Great place to start as some one who has always had an interest in poetry but never really knew where to start. I got a good poem out of this workshop and I have seen my work change over this 6 weeks. Lovely course!
創建者 Nicole H•
May 14, 2018
A great set of courses for beginners or just people who would like to polish their writing with the community of writers here. Doug is a great teacher, both entertaining and efficient in teaching. I will be entering college this fall and wanted to have a stepping stone, and I believe it worked fairly well. Amazing and useful course.
創建者 Stephanie P•
Jun 04, 2016
This course was excellent! It really helped me on my journey in poetry appreciation and writing. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
創建者 Sharon L•
Jun 13, 2016
I enjoyed the course thoroughly. Although the basics were a review for me, the section on revision (vs editing) was extremely helpful. I also appreciated how enthusiastic and engaging the instructor was.
創建者 Mario R P•
Jan 17, 2016
Mar 07, 2018
This was an entry level course to poetry and I feel like by taking it I have become a much better poet.
創建者 Deepika S•
Jul 11, 2017
Learning a lot of things relevant for this course; I think the peer graded workshop is very helpful too.
創建者 Sarah N &•
Jun 26, 2018
As a teen writer, I've always had difficulty finding a free but substantial poetry class online.
創建者 Silvana v•
Jan 12, 2018
IT was a great experience!!! great teacher! I was very happy about this course. I learned a lot. everything was new for me. My native language is spanish. and I was able to understand clearly the exercises.
創建者 Pam O•
Mar 14, 2018
Fantastic! I am so grateful that I received the fundamentals of creating poetry from this class! The instructor was very knowledgeable and funny...
創建者 roz h•
Jul 05, 2017
I found this course fun, practical and very, very useful. The peer process was excellent and Douglas was thoroughly entertaining and engaging. Highly recommended.
創建者 Reuben J•
Dec 08, 2017
Extremely useful and well explained for anybody from someone who has never seen the topics to English graduates
Jan 03, 2018
Amazing! An engaging, pleasing, and intelligible (as well as intelligent) instructor—I fully recommend.
創建者 Rachita C•
Aug 01, 2017
One of the best courses I've ever taken on poetry!
創建者 Sara P•
Sep 10, 2015
Love poetry! Thank you for the inspiration.
創建者 Vincent F A G•
Sep 18, 2017
The course offered a wonderful chance to concentrate on the nuts and bolts basic to the art of poetry, such as rhythm and rhyme. Beyond that I found the chance to gain some feedback and interact with other writers a real boon. The professor is clever and provides graphic lectures and assignments that make the class something to which I looked with anticipation each week.
創建者 Rasha S•
Aug 27, 2015
Very informative and at the same time entertaining. Thank you.
創建者 james h•
Oct 01, 2017
Superb introduction to poetry. Throws you right in, dangles the history and language of it in front of you, up to you whether you bite. The assignments are designed to make you think, make you create, but some of the options such as write a lipogram, or use a formal structure are actually very challenging.
I thought it was very immersive and it made me feel good.
創建者 Shirlena R•
Sep 03, 2015
Doug is so entertaining. I would probably take any course if he taught it but he made this poetry workshop live for me. I'm better for it.
創建者 Valerie A•
Jan 06, 2017
Greatly enjoyed the activities and professor!