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Voltar para Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”)

Comentários e feedback de alunos de Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”) da instituição Universidade da Pensilvânia

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Sobre o curso

ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly "difficult." We encounter and discuss the poems one at a time. It's much easier than it seems! Join us and try it! ModPo is open all year, so you can enroll now, or any time, and join us. Each year we host a lively, interactive 10-week session, in which we move together through the ten-week syllabus. The next live 10-week session of ModPo will begin on September 4, 2021, and will conclude on November 15, 2021. Al Filreis will be in touch with you by email before the September 4 start of the course with all the information you'll need to participate. If you have questions, you can email the ModPo team any time at Much more information about ModPo can be found at During the 10 weeks of the course, you will be guided through poems, video discussions of each poem, and community discussions of each poem. And (unique among open online courses) we offer weekly, interactive live webcasts. Our famed TAs also offer office hours throughout the week. We help arrange meet-ups and in-site study groups. If you are curious about the ModPo team, type "ModPo YouTube introduction" into Google or your favorite search engine, and watch the 20-minute introductory video. You will get an overview of the course and will meet the brilliant TAs, who will be encountering the poems with you all the way to the end. If you use Facebook, join the always-thriving ModPo group: from inside Facebook, search for "Modern & Contemporary American Poetry" and then request to be added as a member. If you have any questions about ModPo, you can post a question to the FB group and you'll receive an almost instant reply. Much more information about ModPo can be found at . We tweet all year long at @ModPoPenn and you can also find ModPo colleagues using the hashtag #ModPoLive. ModPo is hosted by—and is housed at—the Kelly Writers House at 3805 Locust Walk on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia USA. All ModPo'ers are welcome to visit the Writers House when they are in our area. Our discussions are filmed there. Our live webcasts take place in the famed "Arts Cafe" of the House. To find out what's going on at the Writers House any time, just dial 215-746-POEM....

Melhores avaliações


20 de mar de 2017

best coursera class of them all. The instructor and teaching assistants are closely in the class + there is a lot more interaction with them and the rest of the students than any other MOOC.


3 de set de 2021

A life-changing course. This massive, world-wide community never stops learning, never stops exploring. I've learned so much about modern poetry, but I've gained so much more.

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por Maeve O

17 de nov de 2016

I did most of this on my commute and it was so much fun. It has impacted my perception of modern poetry - the difference is spreading.

por Ar

23 de out de 2020

Awesome course. This course made me fall in love with poetry even more and realise its endless scope and implications.

por Xinshu A X

20 de nov de 2016

Tons of thanks and appreciation to Al, TAs, and everyone who has enjoyed Modpo as much as I do in the past two months!

por Treva S

14 de set de 2016

More than a course. More than poetry. More than it's international community. More than edifying. More than inspiring.

por Steven S

16 de fev de 2021

Awesome class! I learned so much and never once felt talked down to. I recommend to anyone interested in learning.

por La T

20 de mar de 2019

Oh, where to start??? The community!!! Thank you just for being there.

If you wander far enough

you will come to it

por KayCee K

21 de nov de 2016

Any one who loves poetry or reading, as in what you think about the words your reading will enjoy this class!

por Niels M S

29 de mai de 2017

Mind blowing and life-changing. Some of the best teaching I have ever received, in class or in the internet.

por Shabab N K

22 de nov de 2016

Simply the best course you will ever participate in. Online or in real.

Modpo is like a family to me now.

por Tia L

17 de mai de 2022

For all those who enjoy a good poem, this is the perfect course to explore all those poets in the past.

por Lily

6 de mai de 2021

Amazing, stimulating course! Well presented and thought provoking! Al and the TA's are the best!

por Yaron A

24 de out de 2016

Wonderful course! Very enlightening. It taught me a lot about reading poetry that I didn't know.

por Jeeva M

22 de fev de 2021

Its enrich the skill of analyzing the poem. Thank You Filreis for different interpretation.

por roya n

13 de set de 2020

this course gave me a whole new perspective on how to read and most importantly feel POETRY

por Christopher F

27 de nov de 2016

In both its content and its pedagogy, this is the best MOOC I've taken. Highly recommended.


20 de set de 2020

Best. Thing. Ever. Thank you for making me fall in love with poetry, in ten weeks time!

por Brian S

30 de jan de 2020

This class was challenging, enriching and it was worth every moment that I put into it.

por Karen M

6 de dez de 2020

Inspiring in every way. Opened up my brain cells and made me think again. SO grateful.

por Udeshika I D S K

13 de nov de 2021

A really nice course. I really enjoyed the course. Very descriptive and informative.

por dina h

22 de nov de 2016

If there were more stars, I would have selected them. Highly recommend this course!

por Bin L

10 de out de 2017

Wonderful course. I love all the discussions and interpretations of modern poetry.

por Shwetha H

4 de nov de 2021

A wonderful course. My love for poetry in English increased due to this course.

por Kathleen C

11 de out de 2020

Exceptional class, carefully crafted to give the learner an optimal experience.

por Juliana L B

9 de mai de 2020


por Laura R

9 de dez de 2020

I have enjoyed this immeasurably

With my utmost gratitude to all