@sallycarruthers / email@example.com
Sally is Executive Director for the Poetry School, responsible for direction in areas such as funding, partnerships, alumni and other areas of strategic growth and delivery. She studied English at the University of Oxford and embarked on a career in magazine and newspaper publishing, moving into philanthropy with charities ranging from educational projects such as the Story Museum, The Poetry Archive and University of Oxford to large scale national charities targeting deprivation with OnSide Youth Zones. Sally writes fiction and is working on her first novel.
Contact Sally to discuss all varieties of funding opportunities and other strategic partnerships.
@juliabird / firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia is Creative Director at the Poetry School. Julia is in charge of devising and putting together our extensive national programme of courses and workshops. Julia also leads on the marketing of our programme and is involved in developing new artistic partnerships for the organisation. She studied at Reading and Sussex Universities and has worked as an arts administrator since graduation. Her poetry collections are published by Salt, and she produces touring live literature shows with her own company, Jaybird Live Literature.
Contact Julia to discuss teaching opportunities and programme collaborations.
@willbarrett / email@example.com
Will is the Digital Programme Producer at the Poetry School. Will is responsible for all our online courses as well as developing lots of interesting stuff on CAMPUS and the blog. He also manages our website and other digital projects. Will studied Art History and has worked for various art magazines, Microsoft, Betfair, The Serpentine Gallery, Popbitch, and appeared in the odd musical and cabaret as an accordion/piano accompanist, songwriter and musical director. He writes sporadically, and is learning how to make guitars by hand.
Contact Will if you’re interested in online teaching opportunities, CAMPUS or if you’re having technical issues with the site.
Maryam is the Finance Officer at the Poetry School. Maryam studied Accountancy at Edinburgh Napier University. She worked as treasurer at North Glasgow Community Food Initiative for 4 years and in various Finance Officer roles before joining the Poetry School in October 2013. Maryam’s main role is to manage and administrate the day-to-day finances of the organisation including payroll, bills, invoicing, deposits, banking and budget management. She also plays a key role in the financial planning for the organisation.
@johncanfield / firstname.lastname@example.org
John is our Programme & Facilities Manager. John studied Drama at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and went on to train as an actor, but due to a clerical error has spent the better part of fifteen years working as an Administrator in Commercial Property, Local Council and Education. He has been a student at the Poetry School for many years and his poems have been published in a variety of magazines, journals and anthologies.
Contact John if you want to discuss a course, book a place, hire a space or make a payment.
@alilewis / email@example.com
Ali is our Admin and Marketing Coordinator. His responsibilities include office administration, and the marketing of courses, workshops and events. Ali has a BA in Politics from Cambridge and is studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. He has taken part in a number of Poetry School courses, and had his work published in various anthologies and magazines.
Contact Ali for any general or course booking enquiries, or if you have any poetry events that you’d like us to share to our students.
@jamestrevelyan / firstname.lastname@example.org
James is the Admin and Project Officer at the Poetry School, covering Will Barrett’s role on a part-time basis. James has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway and a 2016 pamphlet – DISSOLVE to: L.A. – with the Emma Press. He has worked for The Poetry Society, Poetry Book Society and Penned in the Margins.
Contact James for any general or course booking enquiries, and if you’re interested in CAMPUS or if you’re having technical issues with the site.
@AndrewParkes / email@example.com
Andy is our Admin & Programme Officer. He helps with general office admin and programming our regional courses and workshops. Andy has a BA in Media & Modern Literature and an MA in Modern Literary Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. He is Director and Editor of the independent poetry press clinic, has written and produced numerous works for the stage and is currently developing a PhD proposal on the writing of Mark Z. Danielewski, Deleuzian metaphysics and the philosophy of time.
Contact Andy for any general or course booking enquiries, or if you have any poetry events that you’d like us to share to our students.
Ed and Bernard
Ed and Bernard are our caretakers, the people who will welcome you into our premises on Lambeth Walk, help you find your classroom, and make sure there’s plenty of tea and coffee on hand.