Pleasures of Poetry

Pleasures of Poetry
Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Dec 10
3,346 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

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.

Note: Due to a medical emergency, this course is being temporarily facilitated by ed2go's instructor, Sara Hardin, effective July 2013 until further notice.

About The Instructor

Melody Gough

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.


I found the course challenging and even inspiring. As a teacher, Melody Gough had constructive critique methods and always made suggestions with consideration to the student's own creative efforts and abilities. I got actually more out of it than I expected.

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