Poetry in Popular Culture


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


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.

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