On-line Poetry Classes

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Angela Bonadies, Didactic Panels, LACMA

Erica has developed the curriculum for the following on-line poetry courses. NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS WILL RECEIVE INFORMATION ON UPCOMING COURSES! Please subscribe if you’re interested.

20 in 30: a poetry class

What if you could write a poem every day?

Erica Goss, Poet Laureate Emerita of Los Gatos, has created 20 in 30 (20 poems in 30 days), a poetry writing class designed for poets of all levels.

20 in 30 is an on-line poetry class that will help you:

  • Write a poem every day, five days a week (weekends off)
  • Develop a creative habit that will deepen your writing practice
  • Use prompts specially created to get you writing
  • Work with other students to refine and enhance each others’ poetry

20 in 30 is an on-line poetry class created and taught by Erica Goss, Poet Laureate Emerita of Los Gatos. Through weekly meetings via Skype or phone, Erica will coach each student in individual, one-on-one sessions.

Space is limited to ten students. Cost: $200. For more information, contact Erica at  ericagoss@comcast.net

Steal this Poem: a poetry class

 “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest.” T. S. Eliot, from The Sacred Wood, 1921.

“The only art I’ll ever study is stuff I can steal from.” – David Bowie

Fake it ‘til you make it.

In this 4-week course, students will

  • Write imitation poems “in the manner of” a famous poet
  • “Deliberately misunderstand” a famous poem
  • Start a “swipe” file
  • Read, imitate, emulate, and transform work from other writers into their own
  • Copy a poem by hand
  • Borrow another writer’s structure and use it as the skeleton for new work
  • Revise an abandoned poem

 

Steal This Poem is an on-line poetry class created and taught by Erica Goss, Poet Laureate Emerita of Los Gatos. Through weekly meetings via Skype or phone, Erica will coach each student in individual, one-on-one sessions.

Space is limited to ten students. Cost: $200. For more information, contact Erica at  ericagoss@comcast.net