Aug 22, 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!
Nov 02, 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! :)
by Geiber Eduardo Peña Cardona•
Apr 22, 2019
Very nice, very nice. Doug is great!
by Balaji Venkatachary•
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 Yu Jin Kim•
Apr 03, 2019
The students giving feedback on my work was impressive, and I certainly learnt a whole load of things during this course. One of the best workshops I've done that gave me the chance to actually develop on my skills! :) Thanks Doug.
by Janine Kelley•
Mar 26, 2019
Doug is a dynamic creative writing teacher with imaginative assignments that will take your poetry to adventuresome places. I recommend adding a video which models how NOT to peer review and how to skillfully peer review. I also recommend deleting the point system for the peer review of poetry submissions, doing so will allow the writer to reflect on the insights shared and experiment with revision without worrying about a grade.(Would you give a grade to poem written by Keats?) Doug's insights on revision were my favorite and most helpful lecture.
by Dominique Saczawa•
Mar 21, 2019
The teacher truly makes this course a 5 star learning experience. He's funny and entertaining while presenting course materials. I have a major difficulty with school-- I dropped out of high school and college. I love this class. He kept my interest and helped build my understanding on poetry. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to improve their poetry or learn about poetry! The assignments were fantastic. There's always two choices for the homework and you can pick one (or both if you want) but one is graded. So if you aren't into one of the assignments, there's always something for you here.
by Shane Anderson•
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 Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram•
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 Adrienne Phillips•
Mar 15, 2019
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 Laurie Doctor•
Mar 08, 2019
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.
by Saul Guzman•
Mar 07, 2019
Instructor, Mr.KEARNEY makeS of poetry something so lit. It has awaked the interest for understanding it better.