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    • Group logo of The Poet’s Toolkit with Special Guests (Spring 2020)

      The Poet’s Toolkit with Special Guests (Spring 2020)

      active 1 year, 4 months ago / Private Group / 17 members

      Online Group for The Poet’s Toolkit with Shazea Quraishi, Spring 2020.
      Remaining sessions this term:

      23 March – 6.45-8.45pm
      30 March – 6.45-8.45pm
      6 April – 6.45-8.45pm


    • Course Quick Guide — Summer 2019

      This handy quick guide to our Summer 2019 courses includes a booking link and a short description of everything we’re offering coming term! Click on a course for more information.  Face-to-Face Courses London – One and Two-Day Workshops Mapping Our Lost Haunts with Jean Sprackland Rediscover the dens, playgrounds and treehouses of your childhood. Extrasensory Perceptions: Fortean Poetry with Caleb Parkin Channel poems from…

    • Course Quick Guide — Spring 2019

      Face-to-Face Courses London Workshops: One and two day intensive classes The Light Room: Poetry & Photography’s Intersections with SJ Fowler Explore the light and dark of poems to develop new ways of seeing Come Back Early: Revisiting and Revising with Penny Boxall Find ways of turning a fresh pair of eyes on what we do….

    • Course Quick Guide – Autumn 2018

      Face-to-Face Courses London Three Term Courses: The first term of our flagship year-long courses (3 x 10 week terms)   The Poet’s Toolkit (Autumn 2018) with Shazea Quraishi Explore poetry’s inner workings, hone your craft, and take a close look at various forms and techniques to help your poems achieve lift-off.   Pamphlet / Portfolio…

    • Poetry School Christmas Sale – 25% Off Selected Courses!

      Treat yourself or a friend with 25% off a selection of our Spring short courses in Manchester, Exeter, Bristol and London. Just use the code PUDDING at the checkout stage online to receive your discount! ❄ Digital Poetry with Maya Chowdhry (Manchester) – Was £90, Now £67.50 🎁 The Poetry of Rubbish with John Wedgwood…

    • Beyond the Self and Writing What You Don’t Know

      ‘Write what you know’ is the advice often given to new writers, and it’s true that our stories, or versions of the stories that haunt us, are the starting point for much of our writing.  If you are not Karl Ove Knausgaard, however, you may tire of your life story and yearn to transcend the limits…

    • Spring 2018 Course Quick Guide

      Spring Term 2018 is now open for booking! We are delighted to open the booking period for the second term of our 20th anniversary year at the Poetry School. Feast your eyes on our forthcoming line-up of brilliant courses and workshops, and start planning your new year of poetry writing! Remember that new students get 15%…

    • The Summer 2017 Programme — in two lines or less!

      One-Term Short Courses: Stand-alone courses comprising five two-hour sessions over ten weeks in one of our London classrooms.  The Pamphleteers with Saradha Soobrayen: Write, select, arrange and edit poems for your pamphlet with Saradha Soobrayen. #Afterhours with Inua Ellams: Discuss, dissect and explore various ways into writing counter or companion pieces to poems from the canon….

    • Announcing our Spring 2016 Courses!

      Here’s a quick look at what’s on offer for our Spring Term (beginning 25 January 2016). To find out about a particular course or tutor, follow the title links or call us to enquire on 0207 582 1679. If you’d like to print out a copy of our brochure to look through at home, you can…

    • ‘The Poet as Curator, the Curator as Poet’

      A curator [from the Latin curare – to take care of] selects and organizes the items in a collection or exhibition.   In creating a poem, we can follow a similar process, selecting found text and juxtaposing it with new writing to spark fresh meanings and revelations.     Anne Carson has been described as ‘the…