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Al Filreis has truly mastered how to make on-line learning an intimate, educational experience. His enthusiasm, knowledge and preparedness make each video discussion an engaging conversation. I feel I have learned a lot about modern poets and poetry. My experience with poetry was primarily with much earlier periods with some Whitman thrown in during American literature during high school. I feel as though I'm at the conference table with the TAs. Great content, interesting discussions, excellent guidance from Al. Two quick things -- why no e.e. cummings? I'm convinced that "John" in "I Know a Man" is a hitchhiker who Creeley picked up on the cross-country drive. One nit: It clearly takes more time to get the full benefit of the course than I recall was estimated. You may want to review that estimate to help manage student expectations.