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Billy Collins Teaches Reading And Writing Poetry

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Teaches Reading and Writing Poetry

Known for his wit and wisdom, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins is one of America’s most beloved contemporary poets. In his MasterClass, Billy teaches you to appreciate the emotional pull of poetry. Learn his approach to exploring subjects, incorporating humor, and finding your voice. Discover the profound in the everyday, and let poetry lead you to the unexpected.


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Class Sample
1. Introduction: The Pleasure Poetry Gives Us
2. Working With Form
3. Discovering the Subject
4. Writing the Poem
5. Writing Process
6. Reading: Connecting With Poetry
7. Discussion With Marie Howe: Emily Dickinson
8. Discussion With Marie Howe: William Shakespeare
9. Sound Pleasures
10. Playing a Visible Game
11. Turning a Poem
12. Discussion With Marie Howe: "What the Living Do"
13. Discussion With Marie Howe: "The Death of the Hat"
14. Finding Your Voice: Influences
15. Finding Your Voice: Creating a Persona
16. Humor as a Serious Strategy
17. Student Discussion: "My (Muslim) Father Seizes the Thing on My Nightstand" by Sarah Iqbal
18. Student Discussion: "The Crash" by Paul Epland
19. Discussion With Marie Howe: Writing Poetry
20. A Poet's Journey

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