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WRITING POETRY(Are you a poet … and don’t know it? Time to find out!)

South Coast Senior College - Online Class

Class Description

Poetry is the language of love, art, imagination, description, and discovery. Each of us is an emerging poet, published or unpublished. Is there something you want to express in poetic form but don’t know where or how to begin? Here you can take your first poetic steps – or improve your current poetic practice.

In this six-session WRITING POETRY 2023 course, you will consider several assertions about poetry (the theory), examine several elements of poetry (the tools), discuss several classic poems (the context), compose several poems on topics of your own choosing (the individual work), share your poetic drafts and revisions with others in the course (the group work), and “publish” some of the results (the celebration).


Teaching the class is Ross Burkhardt, a Dartmouth graduate, and former Peace Corps Volunteer. For 35 years, Ross taught young adolescents in the Shoreham-Wading River (NY) school system, during which time he was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame (1998). He is also the author of WRITING FOR REAL (Stenhouse, 2003) and USING POETRY IN THE CLASSROOM (R & L Education, 2006).

Date & Time

The class will meet on Tuesdays (February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4) from 10 AM to 11:15 AM.


The cost is $27.

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