The Kelly Writers House is hosting a free, open, non-credit online course (via Coursera) Modern & Contemporary American Poetry
taught by Al Filreis, University of Pennsylvania. "ModPo is a
fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, from
Dickinson and Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior
experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly
'difficult.'" It begins on September 7, 2013.