We will read and discuss poems by a wide range of poets and work on poetry exercises in class. Students will have a chance to read both contemporary and traditional poets and to work with both free verse and structured poetic forms. Poems will be loosely related to a different theme each week, and I'll provide handouts of poetic terms that we'll refer to during the course. Students may also want to write poems outside of class (optional) to bring in the following week for moderated feedback. Molly Cook has an M.A. in English literature and creative writing and has taught them both at university level.