Joyce Beckett is an Oxford-educated professor of literature who will be teaching a class in English and Irish literature for Freogan Fellowship Learing - the education arm of the private membership association that I recently started.
Here, Joyce speaks about the experience of poetry as a bulwark against the cultural and spiritual "colonization" that is the effect of mass media and culture.
Most of Freogan Fellowship Learning's classes are designed for teens - however this one is also open to adults. As Joyce says:
"Anyone, at any stage of their lives, with an interest in the profound effect
of words on the senses will be most welcome."
Joyce will also be offering a free sample class on Tuesday, January 4th at 5:00pm Pacific Time. To sign up for that class, or for more information about her full-semester class, visit Freogan Fellowship Learning.