MOOC 6: Folding Final Moments

My fortune cookie today was appropriate as I finished this poetry course.

This was the last class of the MOOC—a massive open online course—given by the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. As my own classes (as teacher this time) are ready to start and Hurricane Irma looms, the feeling of accomplishment is a relief. It was a big, satisfying check off my list.

I have a very early workshop tomorrow morning. Who gets up at 8 a.m. to learn about social media? Oh yea… the Niceville Business Exchange. I’m looking forward to meeting this energetic (and early!) group in the morning.

With that, here is my final assignment from Written for Power of the Pen: Writing Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays. The assignment was to go through all the work I had submitted, find a recurring theme and then craft a new poem integrating what I liked best from all of them. Here is the result.

Folding Moments

You can read all of my MOOC assignments here:

MOOC 1: Unfelt Flames of Kate Leone

MOOC 2: The Match

MOOC 3: A Trio of Pantuoms

MOOC 4: Breaking It Up

MOOC 5: Finding Pivotal Moments

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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One Response to MOOC 6: Folding Final Moments

  1. good times – thank you for alerting me to this course. Though I did not fully complete the course, I appreciated the first half that I did participate in. The MOOC model is awesome.

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