Enjoyment of Poetry

Introducing Jacob Sylvester…
NEW! Enjoyment of Poetry
6 sessions, 12 hours

Explore a number of very important poets, and examine several types of poetry writing forms. We will investigate an assortment of short poetic works by such writers as William Butler Yeats, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, William Carols Williams, Emily Dickinson, and T.S. Elliot, among others. While it is not required, students will get the opportunity to write their own poetry. This course has been known to produce some very interesting and fun conversations about poetry. So, even if you do not want to write original poems, the discussions alone will be very entertaining.

Instructor:  Jacob Sylvester is a musician, writer, speaker, and educator. He holds an A.A.S. in Accounting (UDC), a B.A. in English, and a M.S. in Management (UMUC). He is an Adjunct Professor at FCC in Business Studies. Additionally, he teaches and tutors via his company Jakesong Learning Center (JLC). As a musician, Jacob has performed in and around the DC-MD-VA area for many years. He is the author of two poetry collections: My World In Variables (2014), and Reflections (2016). Jacob loves learning new things and exchanging ideas with his students. In fact, he believes to teach is to learn! His motto: Let us learn new things together.

ILR782 Enjoyment of Poetry
4-Digit Number: 3610
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Feb. 15 – Mar. 22
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /E106
Tuition: $39    Fee: $100     Total: $139
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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