best coursera class of them all. The instructor and teaching assistants are closely in the class + there is a lot more interaction with them and the rest of the students than any other MOOC.
Enriching, wide reaching in scope. The Prof. Al Filreis lets ideas, not necessarily his own, in for debate and comment. The TAs are simply brilliant both in form and content. Bravo!
By Quentin Y•
'One word is too often profaned for me to profane it.'
I too used to believe poetry is no more than the lines-broken 'what' of prose, but now I understand poetry is the 'how', which helps me to LOVE POETRY better.
By Laura A•
This is one of the most outstanding courses I have encountered. A fully immersive experience with rewarding debates, discussions and wonderful exposure to a variety of forms of poetry with endless "possibility.'
By Stephanie R•
A terrific course. Sometimes the students' comments were wandering and full of hesitation and I would have preferred to hear more from the professor. But overall, I enjoyed the format and the content very much,
By Barbara K•
This course has opened up the world and poetry like no other subject for me. The enjoyment and breadth of subjects, the language, sounds, the expression....... I could go on but I feel like I am on a journey
By Scrambled E•
Best online poetry course ever! I highly recommend it to all writers, not just poets. The development of modern and contemporary poetry goes hand and foot with the development of American literature and art.
By Maria R•
I really enjoyed how dinamic it was. Although the classes were like little debates, the professor was able to guide the students. When talking about poetry, I find this method very refreshing. Good job!
By David W•
I learned a lot and enjoyed, had fun with and absorbed all of the reading I did and all of the readings others did.
I would take this course again (maybe I WILL) and would avidly recommend it to others.
By Celina C F•
Excellent every way you look at it. Great discussions, learned a lot with all the poems and papers. Also, you get to be a part of a really great community. You will never feel lonely again.:)
By Jason D•
A life-changing course. This massive, world-wide community never stops learning, never stops exploring. I've learned so much about modern poetry, but I've gained so much more.
By jake a•
one of the best on-line courses on poetry I have seen. I learned so much from the course which helped me with my own writing as an amateur poet. Highly recommended.
By Jane W•
This is a wonderful course taught by a talented group of people who love poetry and discussing poetry. Once you join this community, you will never want to leave!
By Ken H•
The course is pretty much an unending source (and resource) of poetry and ideas about poetry up to the present day. New poets are being introduced constantly.
I was not a fan of poetry, found it hard to breakdown and understand. ModPo did a great job in showing me how to read and understand poetry.
By Raquel F•
Es un curso fabuloso. He tardado tiempo en hacerlo porque quería empaparme bien de todo. Sin duda volveré a él. Gracias por esta maravilla.
By Maeve O•
I did most of this on my commute and it was so much fun. It has impacted my perception of modern poetry - the difference is spreading.
By Arya B N•
Awesome course. This course made me fall in love with poetry even more and realise its endless scope and implications.
By Xinshu A X•
Tons of thanks and appreciation to Al, TAs, and everyone who has enjoyed Modpo as much as I do in the past two months!
By Treva S•
More than a course. More than poetry. More than it's international community. More than edifying. More than inspiring.
By Steven S•
Awesome class! I learned so much and never once felt talked down to. I recommend to anyone interested in learning.
By Lawrence T•
Oh, where to start??? The community!!! Thank you just for being there.
If you wander far enough
you will come to it
By KayCee K•
Any one who loves poetry or reading, as in what you think about the words your reading will enjoy this class!
By Niels M S•
Mind blowing and life-changing. Some of the best teaching I have ever received, in class or in the internet.
By Shabab N K•
Simply the best course you will ever participate in. Online or in real.
Modpo is like a family to me now.
By Lily W•
Amazing, stimulating course! Well presented and thought provoking! Al and the TA's are the best!
By Yaron A•
Wonderful course! Very enlightening. It taught me a lot about reading poetry that I didn't know.