It is a strange, new world. It is also a frightening new world. Most of us are Staying Home to do our bit toward saving the world.
For those who can’t work online, remotely, a whole lot of writing time just opened up. Oh, okay, I forgot that some of you also have children. When they aren’t accusing each other of breathing too loud, you probably have a moment to yourself.
This might be a perfect time to become involved in some online writing related courses. And some of them are offering their courses at a lower price than usual.
This is how I stumbled onto an online Poetry Course.
I know very little about poetry, but I do know how to read it. I cannot tell you how poems are written or judged any more than I can tell you why some red wine tastes like the inside of a grapefruit peel. The course suggestion showed up in my email and I thought, why not. And I am taking advantage of Sheltering in Place by taking a deep dive into something new.
April 1st at 8PM EDT
Every year, the month of April is celebrated by the Academy of American Poets as National Poetry Month, in celebration of writing, reading and enjoying poetry and those who make it.
Poetry is all about exploring the ways writing can communicate to the world. With various poets and more popping up in the limelight, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in poetry.
From old to new, Poetry Month celebrates the art of poetry in all its forms, appreciating the history behind it. It also celebrates the lives of poets that inspired it and forming a new generation of poets to change the landscape of the literary world.