The University of Iowa's International Writing Program is offering its first Massive Open Online Course, entitled "How Writers Write Poetry." Running from June 28 to August 9, this class features twice-weekly craft talks from poetry luminaries such as Robert Hass, Kate Greenstreet, Dora Malech, James Galvin, Kiki Petrosino, Richard Kenney, Kwame Dawes, Larissa Szporluk, Shane McCrae, and Marvin Bell, among others. There will also be a online discussion and writing assignments.
The course is free. Yes, you read that right, free. And it has unlimited enrollment. It's supposed to be useful for the beginning poet to the practice poet looking for inspiration and new tips. Check out the syllabus, or sign up today. I did!