Contemporary Poetry

Your words take shape and each stanza has a life of its own. The words don’t rhyme but they flow on the page, encompassing your thoughts, the moment, the time, memorializing it forever. This is contemporary poetry and you’ll have unique tips on crafting your poetry and yes! We will reach out across the internet for poetry slam readings via zoom! 


Starting date

Always Available


8 weeks



A few more words about this course

This course will open your mind to the versatility of the written verse, by sharing some memorable poetry from contemporary poets across the world. It will allow you to respond and to use the analysis of their work to evolve your own words with positive critiques to enhance your experience with this artistic medium.

Throughout this course you will discover how contemporary poets: 

  • Use their own lives as mediums for their work
  • Take inspiration from their environment and their culture 
  • Create poem to express themselves or to rally against social, cultural or political circumstances that surround them
  • Create your own poems assignments with prompts from the instructor

Dahlia Rose 

Author.  Academic.
Dahlia Rose is the USA Today best-selling multi-genre author from Urban fantasy to Romance with island spice. Raised in Barbados and now currently lives in Charlotte, N.C. She has a love of dark fantasy, sci-fi, and the things that go bump in the night all the while giving her characters the happy ending in love they deserve. Her books feature strong heroines with a Caribbean or African American culture, and showcased in the vibrancy of her words. Books and writing are her passions, and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books.  
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