Considering Correspondence

At some point near the end of this semester I am considering taking a correspondence course from UNC-Chapel Hill called “Advanced Poetry Writing”. It is a self-paced course that has a format allowing the student and instructor to develop the curriculum for the course. I have been wanting another Creative Writing course since Creative Writing II left me a little empty after so much fiction writing and so little poetry. Only problem with the course is I have to get approval of the instructor to even enroll in it, and I am afraid that my current poetry portfolio sucks.


If I take this course, it will be my first correspondence course. I fear that I will develop an obsessive compulsion of walking to the mailbox every 5 minutes each day until the mail arrives with feedback and assignments from my instructor.