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A note for poets & teachers about ModPo 2017

The free, open, non-credit course on modern & contemporary U.S. poetry hosted by the Kelly Writers House—known as “ModPo”—will begin its sixth year on Saturday, September 9. ModPo is designed as a 10-week course, but it also serves (all year, always open) resource site and also as a community for...

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Kelly finds her university through a MOOC

When the ModPo team visited the San Francisco area last fall, Kelly Liu, a local high-school senior, joined us for the webcast in Mountain View and the meet-up/collaborative close reading in San Francisco. Kelly was an avid, active participant/learner/“student” in ModPo. Well, Kelly became very interested in the arts & humanities at Penn,...

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ModPo video subtitles now available in Arabic

Recently we put out a call for ModPo people worldwide who might like to help us voluntarily to translate video subtitles in various languages. The first video in the course—on Emily Dickinson—is now available in French, Chinese, and Arabic. We will be adding Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and several other...

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ModPo: help us offer video subtitles in all languages

ModPo people: please go to the ModPo site, click on any video, hover your cursor over the video screen and see options for subtitles in languages other than English. If you want to help us translate more of these into your language, please write us at modpo@writing.upenn.edu .    

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ModPo in London (October 2017)

A few months ago I announced that the ModPo team would be taking our annual “on the road” webcast to London, England, this year. Today we are excited to share more details of this visit. We are very grateful to our London-based partners for providing us spaces to host our...