If you want to write poetry, this course will help you to create your best possible work. You'll learn the formal elements of the craft, become aware of how particular forms work, and explore many avenues for possible poetry topics. Interactive exercises will help you to create at least one poem with formal elements, and you'll receive instruction and commentary in a constructive and nurturing environment. If you're serious about becoming a published poet, you'll also learn how to prepare a manuscript for publication and where to send it for the best possible results.
This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through
your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be
Melody Gough is a poet with numerous publications to her credit. She recently earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English, with an emphasis in creative writing. She teaches university level writing courses and facilitates writing workshops for aspiring poets. She is often called upon to edit and critique literary manuscripts for published fiction writers and poets.