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Approx. 13 hours to complete

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Skills you will gain

MusicPoetry WritingArtCreativity

Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-5 hours of lessons and assessments...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction and the Poetic Line

8 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
The Workshop Process3m
Workshopping in a MOOC, part 11m
The Starting Line4m
Rack ‘em Up: Gwendolyn Brooks' We Real Cool1m
We/Read Close. We/Take note. 4m
Game Over1m
Poetry Prompt 1: Line2m
5 readings
Syllabus5m
Workshopping in a MOOC, part 28m
Academic Integrity2m
Course Resources3m
Week 1 Summary8m
1 practice exercise
On the Line10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Abstraction and Image

5 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Beauty’s in the Eye of the Bewildered: Harryette Mullen's [if your complexion is a mess.]1m
The Wonky Chocolate Factory4m
Read in the Shade2m
Poetry Prompt 2: Abstraction & Image2m
1 reading
Week 2 Summary8m
1 practice exercise
Abstraction & Image10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Metaphor and Other Formulas of Difference

5 videos (Total 18 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Home Cooking: Victor Hernández Cruz's Red Beans1m
Lilies and Lava 4m
After Dinner Meant1m
Poetry Prompt 3: Metaphor2m
1 reading
Week 3 Summary8m
1 practice exercise
Metaphor10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Rhyme

5 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
There’s No “A” in Showdown: Cathy Park Hong's Ballad in A1m
Lipo-what?!5m
What That Was2m
Poetry Prompt 4: Rhyme1m
1 reading
Week 4 Summary8m
1 practice exercise
Rhyme10m
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Top reviews from Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop

By JKAug 22nd 2016

Wonderful, learning about writing poetry here is IT! I will always use this to go forward and once in a while come back to freshen up. Thank you, there's nothing else out there like this class!

By ARNov 2nd 2015

I have learned so much and I love D's energy and the avid participation of the other students. Will definitely pass on what I've learned. Can't wait for more courses like this in the future! :)

Instructor

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Douglas Kearney

Assistant Professor
Program in Creative Writing, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

About California Institute of the Arts

CalArts has earned an international reputation as the leading college of the visual and performing arts in the United States. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions. ...

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