January 19th, 2009


"The Poet's Toolbox": online course

My friend and occasional co-conspirator Gwyneth Box has an on-line course available: "The Poet's Toolbox." She's an award-winning UK poet and an effective teacher. I especially admire her masterful use of line breaks and enjambment, and sound and meter to reinforce the meaning of the poem.

If you don't know the natural rhythm of English or exactly how layout effects the speed at which the poem is read, you need this course.

Online access is £12, payable by Paypal.


The first 8 minutes are free as a trial. The complete course is 2 hours.

Oh, and the poems used as examples include a couple of mine.