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Teaching: New York Times Knowledge Network

March 16, 2012

Starting April 16, I’m once again teaching Introduction to Poetry for the New York Times Knowledge Network, in conjunction with the University of Toronto’s SCS. We cover everything from the basics (what actually IS poetry? what are the basic poetic elements? etc.) to in depth study and practice in forms (breath pulse/prose poetry, free verse, haiku, ghazal, sonnet, villanelle, glosa, and sestina), to talk of editing and nurturing “voice”, and finally a sections on “next steps and how to get published”. If you’re interested, you can take this course for your own enjoyment or for credit at UofT’s SCS towards the Creative Writing Certificate. Sign up at the link above, or get the course as a gift for a loved one who might be harbouring secret dreams of writing and publishing poetry!

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