Modern and Contemporary American Poetry: Catching Up at 3AM

Waking at 3am on Saturday and finding myself unable to get back to sleep, I came downstairs in my pyjamas, made a cup of tea and plugged into the final readings for Week 3 of ModPo.  I love this course! Hilda Doolittle (known as H.D.), Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams were the poets we … Continue reading Modern and Contemporary American Poetry: Catching Up at 3AM

30,000 students but no-one has to share a desk!

My main news is that, along with 30,000 other people world-wide, I've signed up for, and am into my second week of, the free, on-line, ten-week taster course in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, or ModPo, offered by the University of Pennsylvania using the Coursera on-line platform and featuring the charismatic and hugely knowledgeable Professor of Literature, … Continue reading 30,000 students but no-one has to share a desk!