How does Poetry embody Education? How does Poetry educate? What is the conceptual relationship between Poetry and Education? Can various manifestations of Education be profitably found within seriously good Poetry? How can we prove that Education is, in fact, subordinate in this relationship with Poetry, the superordinate; that Education is actually nested inside Poetry, not necessarily the (more traditionally framed) other way around? What, in other words, can students learn through reading good poems? In Education in Poetry: Learning through Poems, students will be exposed to what Professor Rice - himself an accomplished Irish poet and lifelong reader - considers to be really useful poems; poems that we all can learn from because they speak to our personal lives, and to the world/s in which we live. Students will keep writer's notebooks from related creative writing assignments (collected periodically with feedback provided), and produce short reflection papers based on response to class work. In addition, students will build their information literacy skills by undertaking a library research project through which they will inquire and learn about course themes.