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How to Write Poetry £10.00 Tutor: Nigel Forde

How to Write Poetry

A grounding in the basics for new writers, this course works through ten lessons exploring some of the traditions of poetry writing, an introduction to form and metre, and tips to develop intense, precise and significant poems.


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Articles, Poems, Tips & Advice from our Staff and Campus Community.


Off the Page: An Interview with Niall O’Sullivan

An Interview with Niall O'Sullivan

“The materiality of the poem manifesting as sound within a physical and social environment can often pop the idealistic bubble that the poem was composed within.”

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Primers Vol 2 Large Logo

Interview with the Primers Volume One poets: Lucy Ingrams, Katie Griffiths, Geraldine Clarkson and Maureen Cullen

An Interview with Primers Winners

“If you’re hesitating between sending poems to Primers or another competition, send your very best to Primers. You won’t regret it!” – Geraldine Clarkson, Primers Volume One Poet.

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Shey Hargreaves reads ‘Death at Sea’ and ‘Junior Doctors’

Shey Hargreaves, our former Digital Poet-in-Residence with, reads two of the poems written during her residency. The poems are also hosted over on the site. Junior Doctors is “an homage to all those toiling long, red-eyed hours in the fluorescent throb of hospital corridor”. You can read Shey’s blog post and poem about the…

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Site-Seeing: An Interview with Holly Corfield Carr

An Interview with Holly Corfield Carr

“Writing poems for particular places might change the way we write, but finding places to write particular poems changes the way we move through the world”

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The Radiance of Materials: An Interview with Fawzia Kane

An Interview with Fawzia Kane

In a sense, considering the raw material folds time back in on itself, holds it in suspension: what can this substance become?

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Hire our London Venue MORE INFO & BOOKINGS

If you are looking for a venue to facilitate your own teaching, workshops, meetings or other gatherings, the Poetry School has three flexible spaces for hire at very affordable rates. Rooms are available most weekdays and some weekends.

Situated on Lambeth Walk, the Poetry School is located in a central and convenient area for public transport and is within walking distance of several tube stations including Waterloo.

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