• Angela structures her coursework to the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student. Love her anecdotal style; its relatable, lending an atmosphere of fun to the learning process. Her knowledge base is extensive. She's truly engaged in the future successes of her students.

    — Laura D.

Immerse Yourself in Poetry

Poetry is a rich topic. You can't know a restaurant by trying one dish and you can't know poetry by throwing words on paper in one way. Poetry Exploration 1, part of a four class series, is designed to be an immersive experience that will give students the ability to understand the rules, and then break them. 

In this course, students will be introduced to a new form of poetry each week as well as learn to write one. With exercises designed to unleash creativity along with becoming familiar with the many facets and forms of poetry, this class will foster a new mastery of form and verse for attendees. 

Taught by Angela Yuriko Smith, writing instructor at Northwest Florida State College and author of nearly 20 books, available on Amazon. She writes dark fiction, books for children, nonfiction and poetry. She also blogs at You can see all her books on Amazon here.

Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, has been nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her second collection, Escape Claws, has been translated in Spanish. Her third collection, Altars and Oubliettes, will be published in early 2018 along with a dark fiction/horror novella titled Bitter Suites.

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Table of Contents

Poetry Exploration 1
Sequence Poems
Ballad Poems
Blank Verse
Bio Poems
Burlesque Poetry
Carpe diem
Dramatic monologue

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

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