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.
Enriching, wide reaching in scope. The Prof. Al Filreis lets ideas, not necessarily his own, in for debate and comment. The TAs are simply brilliant both in form and content. Bravo!
por Quentin Y•
'One word is too often profaned for me to profane it.'
I too used to believe poetry is no more than the lines-broken 'what' of prose, but now I understand poetry is the 'how', which helps me to LOVE POETRY better.
por Laura A•
This is one of the most outstanding courses I have encountered. A fully immersive experience with rewarding debates, discussions and wonderful exposure to a variety of forms of poetry with endless "possibility.'
por Stephanie R•
A terrific course. Sometimes the students' comments were wandering and full of hesitation and I would have preferred to hear more from the professor. But overall, I enjoyed the format and the content very much,
por Scrambled E•
Best online poetry course ever! I highly recommend it to all writers, not just poets. The development of modern and contemporary poetry goes hand and foot with the development of American literature and art.
por Maria R•
I really enjoyed how dinamic it was. Although the classes were like little debates, the professor was able to guide the students. When talking about poetry, I find this method very refreshing. Good job!
por David W•
I learned a lot and enjoyed, had fun with and absorbed all of the reading I did and all of the readings others did.
I would take this course again (maybe I WILL) and would avidly recommend it to others.
por Celina C F•
Excellent every way you look at it. Great discussions, learned a lot with all the poems and papers. Also, you get to be a part of a really great community. You will never feel lonely again.:)
por jake a•
one of the best on-line courses on poetry I have seen. I learned so much from the course which helped me with my own writing as an amateur poet. Highly recommended.
por Jane W•
This is a wonderful course taught by a talented group of people who love poetry and discussing poetry. Once you join this community, you will never want to leave!
por Ken H•
The course is pretty much an unending source (and resource) of poetry and ideas about poetry up to the present day. New poets are being introduced constantly.
I was not a fan of poetry, found it hard to breakdown and understand. ModPo did a great job in showing me how to read and understand poetry.
por Maeve O•
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 Arya B N•
Awesome course. This course made me fall in love with poetry even more and realise its endless scope and implications.
por Xinshu A X•
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•
More than a course. More than poetry. More than it's international community. More than edifying. More than inspiring.
por Steven S•
Awesome class! I learned so much and never once felt talked down to. I recommend to anyone interested in learning.
por Lawrence T•
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•
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•
Mind blowing and life-changing. Some of the best teaching I have ever received, in class or in the internet.
por Shabab N K•
Simply the best course you will ever participate in. Online or in real.
Modpo is like a family to me now.
por Lily W•
Amazing, stimulating course! Well presented and thought provoking! Al and the TA's are the best!
por Yaron A•
Wonderful course! Very enlightening. It taught me a lot about reading poetry that I didn't know.
por Jeeva M•
Its enrich the skill of analyzing the poem. Thank You Filreis for different interpretation.
por roya n•
this course gave me a whole new perspective on how to read and most importantly feel POETRY
por Christopher F•
In both its content and its pedagogy, this is the best MOOC I've taken. Highly recommended.