Amanda Gorman Teaches Writing and Performing Poetry

The Bottom Line

The Amanda Gorman MasterClass is an excellent option for anyone looking to earn a living by writing poems. She shows you how to write powerful poems, conduct research, and discover your writing voice. Gorman also provides tips on kickstarting your career, finding agents, and landing paid gigs.

However, I don’t recommend this MasterClass if you’re not a big fan of poetry. There are much better courses that are tailored toward your style of writing. As an author, you’d want to go for the James Patterson or David Baldacci MasterClass. Or, if you’re into screenwriting, opt for Shonda Rhimes or Werner Herzog. Want to learn more? Read our Masterclass review.


She shows you how to build a career as a poet
Her teaching style is laid back, and the lessons are easy to understand
The assignments give you plenty of practice
Each chapter is less than five minutes long
She gives you insight into her creative process


If you’re not a fan of poetry, it can seem boring
The MasterClass is only three hours and 28 minutes long

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