Poetry of Witness


Find ways to address social issues in this course that helps you identify ways poetry can respond to current events and unite people around individual perspectives.

Starting at $475.00
As few as 6 weeks

What you will learn.

  • Read and analyze contemporary poems of witness and social justice
  • Experiment with new work by completing exercises
  • Develop a small portfolio of new work suitable for literary magazines

About this course:

For those with an interest in poetry and social justice, this workshop helps students generate new work in response to current dark times. In this course, we read and analyze contemporary witness and social justice poetry with the purpose of finding strategies for writing new poetry that is both personal and political. With a focus on experimentation and exercise, students play with new forms while reaching for higher meaning and a wider audience, culminating in a small portfolio of work ready to be submitted to literary journals of varying size and aesthetics.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
This section has no set meeting times.
See Details
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 17, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Contact Us

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

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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