Jun 12, 2020
Loved the course. Douglas Kearney is amazing as an instructor. I love poetry and this workshop has made me happy during the times of COVID 19. I thank CalArts for the encouragement and appreciation.
Jun 23, 2020
This was a superb workshop. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and learned a lot that came in my way. Grasping poetry devices taught in such an fun way was really awesome. The mentors were very supportive.
By Jayashri R S•
Mar 15, 2019
Thank you for introducing me to poetry that I was never aware of before.I thank the mentor and my peers for their constant virtual support.Looking forward to learn more
By Jennifer G•
Jun 20, 2020
This poetry workshop really has helped me expanded my poetry skills! Definitely would recommend this course if you’re a beginner or interested more in learning Poetry!
By Cynthia C•
May 07, 2016
Thus far, this has been the most enjoyable course that I've taken in Coursera. Thanks, Mr. Kearney and CalArts. I hope you can make Sharpened Visions Parts 2 and 3 :)
By Rashi R S•
Jun 10, 2020
In this course, I learnt a lot about poetry and I got to work with many others who were just as keen about it. Moreover, Professor Doug is the coolest professor ever!
By LeAnn S•
May 07, 2020
I was very disappointed to receive an 87.5 on my revised last poem. It was partially because I a native English speaker did not understand my images or colloquiums.🙁
By Julie B•
Nov 30, 2016
I love poetry but I have to admit that this wasn't my cup of tea so to speak. This was a different kind of poetry and the instructor was kind of odd...in a good way.
By roz h•
Jul 05, 2017
I found this course fun, practical and very, very useful. The peer process was excellent and Douglas was thoroughly entertaining and engaging. Highly recommended.
By Leeland J•
Oct 08, 2019
The instructor in very engaging. I am learning poetry to have a stronger understanding of voice and style, and I believe I will get infinity more from this course.
By Zubair F A•
Jan 01, 2019
This was a brilliant course. I audited the course with interest, and completed it. It acquainted me with essentials of writing and understanding poetry. Brilliant!
By Arielle M•
May 19, 2020
Such an enjoyable course! Doug is a very enthusiastic professor, and there wasn't a single module or exercise that felt unnecessary or redundant. I learned a lot!
By Jenny R A•
Aug 23, 2015
I am loving this course. It opens new stanzas in my psyche! Opens me up to the rhythms of poetry all around. What a great fun and enlightening experience. Thanks!
By Shane A•
Mar 20, 2019
Great skill-sharpener for practicing poets and literature teachers. Doug is a very engaging teacher. His selection of poems is thought-provoking and informative.
By Catherine D•
Jul 05, 2017
I've really enjoyed exploring poetry during this course! Ilso feel more confident about the basic terminology of poetry and how to read poems better! Thank you!
By Warren D L•
Nov 08, 2019
This course did a wonderful job of introducing me to the basics of poetry. I feel that I have a much better understanding as to how a poem should be structured
By Don P•
Sep 13, 2015
Next best thing to a face-to-face seminar: write a new poem to a prompt from Kearns, listen to your classmates' reviews of your poem; revise, revise, revise.
By Herman A•
May 21, 2020
I really enjoyed this course. The instructor is engaging and makes learning poetry, something which I used to find foreign and daunting, fun and accessible.
By Srushty S•
May 27, 2020
This course had opened many ways for me to look at poems and writings more profoundly. Thank you so much sir and the team from enhancing and helping us. ❤
By Linda T•
Jul 28, 2020
I took this course to help me do better at writing stories and crafting language. I feel that the lessons and exercises in this course really helped me.
By Muhammad K•
Jul 23, 2020
I really enjoyed the course it was a great experience with poetry. I already used to write poems but this course gave me a better sense about the poetry.
By Balaji V•
Apr 18, 2019
Such an eye opener course.
The whole course was a poetry by itself :)
Thank you Doug - California Institute of the Arts - Coursera
By Chamila J Z•
Feb 18, 2018
This is a great and useful course to learn about poetry. Professor Dough taught very precisely and clearly. Enjoyed it and learned many things from it.
By Ishan S•
Aug 18, 2017
Well the method of teaching is best in any of the moocs ever. He is a ventriloquist and when you listen to him its not like studying but entertainment.
By Ekta T•
Jun 21, 2020
The best poetry course I could have asked for, clear and crisp lessons. You can apply what you have learnt. And amazing community and teacher Douglas
By Brittany E•
May 18, 2020
Excellent class! It's helping me to become a better writer! The professor was very energetic and enthusiastic about the material. I truly enjoyed it!
By Pam O•
Mar 14, 2018
Fantastic! I am so grateful that I received the fundamentals of creating poetry from this class! The instructor was very knowledgeable and funny...