Best Free Poetry Courses

Find the best online Free Poetry Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

How to Teach Poetry

Create Your Own Poetry Classroom

Created by Roland Legiardi-Laura - 

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Students: 3549, Price: Free

In under 2 hours learn how to create your own poetry classroom using blended learning. Discover the benefits of combining traditional teaching techniques with digital resources. Throughout the course you will be exposed to new resources which will help you to improve student literacy and drive for social activism. Instructors for the course are the founders of PowerPoetry.org, the world's largest online poetry community with over 300,000 registered Power Poets. Our engaging instructional videos and detailed course content will help you to become a stronger, more successful poetry educator.

Learn Ukrainian Through Poetry

Volodymyr Sosyura "I love"

Created by Oksana Hirchak - Language Teacher

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Students: 920, Price: Free

Poetry has a place in our curriculum. It can be taught as part of reading, writing, and language lessons. Poetry can add additional value to our studies.

Moreover, poetry employs language to evoke and exalt special qualities of life, andsuffices readers with feelings. It is particularly lyric poetry which is based on feelings and provides still another emotional benefit. Poetry is one of the most effective and powerful transmitters of culture. Poems comprise so many cultural elements - allusions, vocabulary, idioms, tone that are not easy to translate into another language.

Volodymyr Soryura is a famous Ukrainian poem. I believe every Ukrainian knows about him. His works are widely studied at school. The poem I chose for the course is not the most popular among readers but it is still beautiful. Moreover, it is not as difficult for you to read and understand it. That was basically the main reason to choose this poem for the course. The poem will definitely make your language beautiful and give you an insight on Ukrainian poetry in general.

Poetic Healing

Healing minds with poetry writing

Created by Akanksha Mahajan - A medical student with a passion for creative writing

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Students: 255, Price: Free

This is a course for all those dealing with anxiety related issues and have a zest to pursue creative writing but may not be sure where to exactly begin their journey from.

This course will also explain the psychological aspects of creative writing and how it helps enhance overall mental health and well-being.

So, I am basically a medical student and I have a history of depression and autoimmune condition and this course is basically based on my experience and research and to be honest, how poetry helped me and supported me during my journey towards healing.

The contents of this course include;

1. Understanding mental health

2. How to begin writing?

3. How to begin poetry writing?

4. The various poetic devices

5. Impact of poetry on mental health

You must have heard about the benefits of journalling before and I heard them too but to be honest, I found journalling quite monotonous at times and sometimes I felt resistance towards journalling my thoughts and emotions but with poetry my emotions, they just flew out of me and I have learnt that it is important to let go of your negativity and your negative emotions rather than suppressing them otherwise they will negatively impact our minds as well as our bodies so therefore, I began with this journey and I really really wanted to share it with others like me!!