Poetry in Popular Culture


Learn to harness popular culture to fuel your writing and respond to social and political events.

Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Read and respond to work by contemporary poets
  • Give and receive feedback on your drafts to develop a revision plan
  • Draw on inspiration from photography, film, dance, and more
  • Build a portfolio of 5-7 poems

About this course:

Popular culture can shape your poetry and create a unique voice. In this workshop, students analyze the work of contemporary poets who utilize popular culture to fuel creativity and spark discussion on how poetry informs and responds to social and political events. Students write and share work, drawing inspiration from various forms of media and text such as photography, film, dance, music videos, and more. The course goal is to finish with a portfolio of five to seven polished and completed poems and understand how popular culture influences and enriches the creative mind.

Winter 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Rosebud Ben-Oni
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ENROLL BY: Jan 17, 2024
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. 

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 31, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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