Creative Writing: Poetry

ENGL XL 136

Start writing poetry in this introductory course where you read work by contemporary poets and discuss your poems in a writers' workshop setting.

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Remote
Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks
5.0

What you can learn.

  • Earn UCLA transferable credit
  • Explore form and free verse poetry
  • Read work by contemporary poets
  • Learn to critique writing by your peers
  • Develop your poetic voice

About this course:

Available for UCLA transferable credit, this workshop combines writing assignments with an exploration of contemporary poetry. You look at forms ranging from the sonnet to prose poems and develop your own voice. Each week the work of a contemporary poet is discussed and writing assignments are critiqued. The course goal is to finish with a number of polished and completed poems and understand the demands and rewards of living an inspired life through poetry. Transferable for UC credit.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Suzanne Lummis
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Fee:
$745.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 10, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required. 

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 24, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa
(Optional) Poems of the American West by ed. Robert Mezey
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Tue Jan 10, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Jan 17, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Jan 24, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Jan 31, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 7, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 14, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 21, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 28, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Mar 7, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Mar 14, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Tue Mar 21, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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