I would like to take a final moment to thank Professor Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania and his TA’s for putting on a terrific course in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry at Coursera. ModPo was far more rigorous and challenging than I expected, and it proved just the thing I needed to get past a three year long writer’s block. I also met some great writers, some of whom are following this blog (and I’m following theirs).
This blog is a direct result of the influence of ModPo, and was created in hope of developing a community interested in the serious (but fun!) study and practice of poetry.
Al, I can’t possibly thank you enough, but I will do my best to do you proud. I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to be your student once again. Until then, I will dwell in Possibility.
See you at the Kelly Writer’s House when I have a chance to make the pilgrimage to Philly.