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.
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.
By Sanelisiwe E M•
This course truly opened my eyes on the importance of revision, I recommend this course not only for budding poets but even for those who have never attempted poetry. You will learn a great deal.
By Sr. M A•
This was a great poetry course that is for a person of beginning level. I really enjoyed it because I've been want to learn more about poetry and it helped get my poetic juices flowing again.
By Laurie D•
I appreciate the practicality of assignments and delivery of concepts for writing poetry. I learned some skills and it gave me structure. The conversation between students is less accessible.
Nice workshop! Informative and open to exploration. The instructor made the workshop fun without loosing the depth of poetry. I feel that I will read poetry with other eyes! Thank you
By BI H•
I really like this course and have learned a lot systematically from it! I hope the tutor mentoring and feedback can be a little bit more if possible in this course in future.
By Rohini M•
I Just loved this course. I learnt a lot of things about poetry. Soon i wish i would publish a book on poetry by writing and incorporating the lessons learnt in the class.
By alex d•
Excellent course for poets of all levels! A great refresher course if you're looking to learn more about the beauty of poetry or if you're simply looking for inspiration!
By Marsheila R•
Doug was great, the info was great. Peer review was often frustrating as you were not paired with people at the same level so their comments were often unhelpful.
By Benedick G•
Very fun instructor.
The peer review as a workshop is perfect.
I just wish that there are more poems to study and that it's longer or it has a continuation.
By Adrienne P•
This was an excellent workshop to help me brush up on poetic forms. Actually having to write, and revise was more useful than simply studying.
By Eyal G•
Great teacher and great content BUT I just wish that it would have been more abundant with information. it seemed for times maybe too short.
By Vernon G•
Early days yet but I've seen enough to realise it is interesting, intense, funny, persuasive, stimulating and creative. Thank you Douglas.
By Guillemette A•
Very nice course, with interesting material, taught in a witty and engaging manner, and pretty good prompts. I had a very nice experience!
By Valeria L•
A great workshop to learn the basis of poetry and to start writing and sharing your poems. The clases are fun and the people really kind
By Katya F•
Loved the short but sharp classes! Thank you! Would love to see more peer reviews (didn't get any on my poems yet).
Best of luck!
By Ryan S•
Liked the way Doug made poetry accessible and fun to write. His enthusiasm and knowledge really made the course worth sticking with.
By Lucia B•
It was a really nice experience.
The teacher is awesome.
The only thing is that my certificate is written in Chinese characters.
Peer reviews can be a gamble. But the professor is excellent. Helpful to get started with poetry or get over writer's block.
By Kuma B•
Really helpful to take class, but the reviews from some students were not always accurate and it got mixed up sometimes.
By Aastha M•
i find this course highly helpful to learn new aspects of poetry, embrace new thoughts and new ideas to write upon.
By Eric N•
Some good ideas to progress your poems. Could be more interaction between participants.
By trish d•
Gently entertaining introduction to writing poetry with some good examples and advice.
By Safa S S•
Nice experience. Very good and useful course to the English beginning poets
Great course! Recommend everyone who wants to write poetry to take this up!
By Trish S•
Very interesting and thought provoking. I found the instructor amusing.