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Carol Clapp

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ModPo helped me gain a greater understanding and appreciation of poetry and the positive role that it can play in my life. The course does not require a lot of time but I found myself spending many enjoyable hours just participating in the discussion fora. The course is unlike any other Coursera course I have taken, both in its format (the videos are a roundtable on a particular poem) and content. It is sui generis -- for that alone you shouldn't miss it. I didn't like the format at first but it grew on me as it will on you. If you love poetry, take this course. If you are baffled by poetry, take this course. If you want your life enriched, take this course. I am a retiree. I graduated Penn long before Al Filreis was teaching there -- my loss then but I am making up for it now through this excellent medium.