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Study with Maria: Become a Poet

I am happy to announce my first online tutorial course: “Become a Poet.”

It is my experiential belief that most of us can become poets in this lifetime. To put that into perspective, I am not equating becoming a poet with making bundles of money, becoming famous or winning the Pulitzer Prize.

However, I am talking about uncovering the real poetry that is within you, given a reasonable period of time. It is an endeavor that will bring you great joy and become a treasure for your family, friends and perhaps even a greater audience of readers.

Beyond this, writing poetry is a journey of self-discovery. During these days of great turmoil on Earth, poetry can help one find a path and aid others in their journey.

It is up to you to decide when you feel you are ready to take and finish the course.  I will stay with you through the journey as long as you want me there. These module-type courses are individualized to your needs and last a minimum of a month.

You begin by sharing with me a poem that you have written.

If you have not written one, then that becomes your first assignment. And yes, you will have reading assignments: I use online sources, for the most part.

During a one month module, you will compose four poems that I will critique.

If you choose to study with me for a year, you will have over 50 poems written by that time — yes, enough to form your first book!

The minimum time for study is one month, consisting of four assignments. The course’s cost is $200 per month or $50 per tutorial, paid in advance before each round of lessons.

Right now, you may be thinking about going back to college to get an M.F.A. in creative writing, with a major in poetry. And that’s great, if it is your heart-driven goal. You will also need to consider the cost, however. Today such a degree can run anywhere from $40,000 to more than $100,000!

I am certainly not offering you any sort of degree; rather, I am offering you a way to build your skills and uncover unique genius. That genius is your voice, which is as unique as your fingerprints.

 If that is what you are looking for, and you want to want spend far less money on your dream of becoming a poet, then you need to contact me about your first steps.

Finally, I will not only work with beginners.  I will join you on this journey, no matter where you are on the path.

Copyright 2016 by Maria Jacketti

2 Responses so far.

  1. Astrid says:
    This is a fantastic idea
  2. Maria Jacketti says:
    I’m so glad that you like the idea, Astrid. We don’t have to go to college and get a degree in EVERYTHING. The Web now offers us myriad alternatives, and I believe that my program is one of them. I think of these courses as Montessori school-like with a cyber component that makes them available virtually anywhere on Earth. Also, individuals decide how much study they want/need.

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