#Flashwrite Teen Poetry MOOC-Pack


This MOOC-Pack provides the core content of our past MOOC #Flashwrite Teen Poetry MOOC. You can use this MOOC-Pack on your own, or you can use it to lead a writing class or a study group.

Start by clicking on Class 1 in the #Flashwrite MOOC-Pack Page Menu at the left. You will find directions for the class 1 video, audio file, transcript, writing assignment, readings, and discussion questions.

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Designed for teen students but open to writers of all ages, this MOOC-Pack offers a progressive study of the basic but essential elements of poetry. This MOOC-Pack has four classes and a farewell  session. You can begin with class one and continue in order to class four and then finish with the farewell class.


Daniel Khalastchi is Associate Director of the University of Iowa's Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a former fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, he is the author of two books of poetry, Manoleria (Tupelo Press, 2011) and Tradition (McSweeney's, 2015). His poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including Colorado Review, Fence, H_NGM_N, Iowa Review, jubilat, Mississippi Review, The Rumpus, and Best American Experimental Writing 2014. Daniel has taught advanced writing and literature courses at Augustana College and Marquette University and is the co-founder and managing editor of Rescue Press.


Susannah Shive, IWP Distance Learning & Instructional Administrator
Haley Larson, IWP Graduate Research Assistant for MOOCs
Jeffrey Lauber, IWP Distance Learning Undergraduate Research Fellow
Charles Truong, IWP Distance Learning Undergraduate Research Fellow