Online poetry seminar?
November 18, 2007 3:16 PM   Subscribe

Where can one take a graduate-level poetry seminar online?

I'm asking for my sister, who is an English teacher and has to maintain her certification with at least one 3-credit graduate-level English class. She'd like it to be a poetry seminar (she has a degree in creative writing) where, for example, she submits a poem once a week or so and the class critiques it. Her priorities are: format, price, ease. She's in Rhode Island, in case that's relevant.

We've both had no luck googling; and the answers to previous online course questions don't appear to address a desire to write poetry!
posted by obliquicity to Education (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This was all I could find -- not exactly what you are looking for, but maybe searching "low residency" further will yield some good results?

University of British Columbia's Low Res MFA
Prescott College
posted by girlpublisher at 5:18 PM on November 18, 2007

I think that a low-residency program is probably the closest thing you'll find. A lot of schools offer them, and googling low residency creative writing programs will probably get you a lot of options.

A few things about low-residency programs: Most of the work that you do is independent; you generally have an adviser who you work with through mail and email on a regular basis. Once a "semester," or every so often, it will be required that all of the students in the program or the class get together for a period of about 10 days (it varies with the program). During that time, a lot of workshops and classes will take place on an in-person basis.

I've never heard of a low-res program that involved never getting together in person, though, so I'd try and find some schools in Rhode Island.
posted by plaingurl at 8:16 PM on November 18, 2007

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