Your Domain

We will be learning from your practice as writers throughout the semester by sharing your ideas, feelings, and thoughts about poems and poetry in public. During week one you will set up your domain using a WordPress (WP) installation. Here are the steps you will need to complete:

  • On Tuesday you will be Requesting an Account at KSCopen. (If you already have a domain on KSCopen, you may do a new installation of Word Press to create a course blog for English 490)
  • You will receive an e-mail with a link to create your subdomain on KSCopen
  • On Thursday, during class, you will do a WP installation to create a project/portfolio site on your domain, or portfolio, as well as a subdirectory that will be your course blog.

The blog will be a portfolio, a showcase of your engagement with poems and poetry this semester. As inspiration for making visible your engagement I have in mind the Favorite Poem Project dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in our lives.

As the course unfolds, I will be providing you with resources and class time for your blogs. We will also be talking about some of the issues with writing in the public domain, including audience and genre, privacy, agency and control, copyright and licensing. We will also play around in the open-source application you will be using in this course, WordPress.

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