Professional Poetry Writing
The MA in professional poetry writing offered through University College will give you the opportunity to refine skills as you learn to ground your passion for writing in the evolving creative tradition. You'll take part in close readings to assess and understand the key elements of poetry, and you'll apply those fundamentals to your own work. You'll also learn about the habits and routines necessary to sustain your creative efforts, and you'll have the opportunity to find audiences with whom your work resonates.
As you move through the program, you'll develop sophisticated editing skills that will be of great use in evaluating and improving your own work, your peers' work and professionally published writing. You can earn your MA in professional creative writing with a concentration in professional poetry writing entirely online or evenings on campus through the University of Denver's University College. Beyond the coursework dedicated to poetry, you also can choose electives from other creative writing areas, including dramatic, fiction and nonfiction writing.