Aug 22, 2016
Wonderful, learning about writing poetry here is IT! I will always use this to go forward and once in a while come back to freshen up. Thank you, there's nothing else out there like this class!
Nov 02, 2015
I have learned so much and I love D's energy and the avid participation of the other students. Will definitely pass on what I've learned. Can't wait for more courses like this in the future! :)
автор: Pablo M B•
Mar 04, 2016
The course material is very good. The most obvious issue with the course, is that peer revision takes a very long time, which means that you will get overdue assignments no matter what. For instance, after three weeks I'm still waiting for a revision that I wanted to use for the final workshop. I assume that instructor involvement in project revision is impossible in this kind of online course; but perhaps, if the issue is that people aren't getting their work reviewed, there could be an incentive for reviewers, for example, get an instructor/mentor review, if you submit at least, say, 10 thorough peer reviews.
автор: Jason M B P•
May 31, 2019
Excellent course and excellent instructor. Amazing community as well.
Jan 07, 2018
The theatricals of the presenter make the videos unbearable to watch, and so the course impossible to attend. But that's probably just me.
автор: David B•
Apr 02, 2016
Designed more for a child learning about poetry for the first time. Some of the facts about poetry aren't accurate. The effort to make the class more engaging ironically only distracts from the course material. The time spent attempting humor could have been spent on teaching, but instead a lot of time is wasted by speaking down to the viewer like they are a toddler. I did not finish this class as I couldn't stand the videos.
автор: Ramona A•
Oct 04, 2015
It gets 3 stars only because I learned new things in the class. But the teacher (Bless his heart for meaning well) ended up being rather annoying and distracting with his constant antics. It's okay to throw that in every now and then but this was really awful, makes you want to forward to the parts where he is normal. That's when you can pay attention to him and understand it all. Think you should ask him to tone it down big time... Everything in small doses is great.
I think there is an unfair marking system in the last week - I wrote about it too. I don't want to pay for a course and have my points cut for silly reasons. If that's how it works, I never want to pay for certificates. What's the point in paying for 'subjectivity' or 'having to adapt my answers to suit the course'.
автор: Michael M•
Oct 02, 2015
Clearly the target audience is a younger and newer Poet. I learned some new terms and enjoyed some new Poetry. Overall it was just okay.
автор: Swikrit K•
Jul 10, 2019
Sometimes waiting for reviewing other peoples work takes a while if enough other students aren't at the same stage as you. Maybe an alternative solution for this would be to have more then two students review a luck someone's work if there isn't enough to go around?
автор: Victoria B•
Jul 06, 2019
I think this course is good if you're just starting out and want to know the basics. But it's not a great course for more advanced students. The peer graded assignments are a gamble because some people fail to understand what the assignment actually is before they try to grade your assignment. Also, I don't like how certain sections are heavily focused on rhythm and rhyme. This course isn't really geared toward free verse poets.
автор: Betty P•
Jul 02, 2019
This course seemed so pithy I thought it might be short on content. It wasn't. It was loaded with learning - tips, cautions, terms, examples, short quizzes, and prompts. No wasted words or wasted time here. I especially like that you could listen and read the lesson at the same time. I liked the examples and the quick easy references to outside sources. This was my first online course and I found it difficult to get my work into the forums for feedback. That was a process foreign and unfamiliar to me.
Jul 01, 2019
Great tutors and folks in the course. I improved my skills in poetry writing.
автор: Siddhi D•
Jun 15, 2019
This was an amazing course that made me learn a lot about poem writing and completely changed the way I perceived poems. My skills have improved greatly thanks to this course. It was probably the best I've ever taken.
автор: Geiber E P C•
Apr 22, 2019
Very nice, very nice. Doug is great!
автор: Balaji V•
Apr 18, 2019
Such an eye opener course.
The whole course was a poetry by itself :)
Thank you Doug - California Institute of the Arts - Coursera
автор: Yu J K•
Apr 03, 2019
The students giving feedback on my work was impressive, and I certainly learnt a whole load of things during this course. One of the best workshops I've done that gave me the chance to actually develop on my skills! :) Thanks Doug.
автор: Janine K•
Mar 26, 2019
Doug is a dynamic creative writing teacher with imaginative assignments that will take your poetry to adventuresome places. I recommend adding a video which models how NOT to peer review and how to skillfully peer review. I also recommend deleting the point system for the peer review of poetry submissions, doing so will allow the writer to reflect on the insights shared and experiment with revision without worrying about a grade.(Would you give a grade to poem written by Keats?) Doug's insights on revision were my favorite and most helpful lecture.
автор: Dominique S•
Mar 21, 2019
The teacher truly makes this course a 5 star learning experience. He's funny and entertaining while presenting course materials. I have a major difficulty with school-- I dropped out of high school and college. I love this class. He kept my interest and helped build my understanding on poetry. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to improve their poetry or learn about poetry! The assignments were fantastic. There's always two choices for the homework and you can pick one (or both if you want) but one is graded. So if you aren't into one of the assignments, there's always something for you here.
автор: Shane A•
Mar 20, 2019
Great skill-sharpener for practicing poets and literature teachers. Doug is a very engaging teacher. His selection of poems is thought-provoking and informative.
автор: Jayashri R S•
Mar 15, 2019
Thank you for introducing me to poetry that I was never aware of before.I thank the mentor and my peers for their constant virtual support.Looking forward to learn more
автор: Adrienne P•
Mar 15, 2019
This was an excellent workshop to help me brush up on poetic forms. Actually having to write, and revise was more useful than simply studying.
автор: Laurie D•
Mar 08, 2019
I appreciate the practicality of assignments and delivery of concepts for writing poetry. I learned some skills and it gave me structure. The conversation between students is less accessible.
автор: Saul G•
Mar 07, 2019
Instructor, Mr.KEARNEY makeS of poetry something so lit. It has awaked the interest for understanding it better.
автор: Gaurav K•
Mar 04, 2019
A lot to learn.
автор: Lynn R•
Feb 23, 2019
Wonderful workshop. Very well presented and jump charged my writing. Thank you Cal Arts.
автор: Ummu S B E•
Feb 01, 2019
Amazing course, very well structured. Helped develop my poetic voice and provided technical knowledge as well. Experimented in poetic forms I'd never heard of. Thank you so much.
Jan 22, 2019
Great course! Recommend everyone who wants to write poetry to take this up!