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What happens to poems written on Poetry School courses?

There’s more to poetry than publishing, and people write for all sorts of reasons. Still, it’s hard to beat the feeling of opening that acceptance letter or ‘Congratulations’ e-mail. Find out where poems that started their lives at the Poetry School have ended up:

Congratulations to Poetry School student, Doreen Hinchliffe. on publishing her second poetry collection, Substantial Ghosts, with Oversteps Books. Order your copy here.

HUGE congratulations to Poetry School friend and tutor Martha Sprackland on publishing her first book, Citadel, with Liverpool University Press. You can buy a copy here.

HUGE Congratulations to Poetry School Friend and Gingko Prize highly commended 2019 poet Cath Drake on publishing her debut poetry collection, Shaking City, with Seren Books. Order your copy here.

Another Huge congratulation Ginkgo Prize runner up (2018) to Ella Duffy on publishing her debut pamphlet, New Hunger. You can pre-order your copy here.

Elsewhere, WELL DONE to Poetry School student, David Gilbert on publishing their poetry collection with Cinnamon Press. Order your copy here.

Congratulations to  Poetry School MA alumna Sandra Galton on the publication of her pamphlet, Shadow Selves, which has been published with Green Bottle Press. You can purchase a copy here.

We would like to congratulate Poetry School student, Heidi Willamson, on winning the Plough Poetry Prize with a poem that she wrote on our course on contemporary Chinese poetry We Cannot Stop the Rumbling Trains with David Tait. Congratulations, Heidi!

Huge congratulations to Poetry School MA 2019 alumni Arpit Kaushik whose pamphlet What we say is Home has been published by Broken Sleep Books.  Well done Arpit!

One of our MA students, Roger Bloor, has won the Poetry London Clore Prize 2019 for his poem ‘The Ghost of Molly Leigh Pleads, Yes Cries for Exemplarie Justice Against The Arbitrarie, Un-exampled Injustice of Her Accusers’. Anita Pati, one of our Advanced Poetry Workshop students, took third for ‘Manju’.

Jacqueline Haskell has a full collection coming out with Myriad Editions in early 2020 called Stroking Cerberus: Poems from the Afterlife. Jacqueline worked on some of the early versions of these poems during Poetry School online courses.

A poem Benjamin Palmer partly wrote on Jonathan Edwards’s ‘Toad on a Golf Tee’ course, ‘La Dany’, was recently published in the London Magazine. In their previous issue they published another of his poems he partly wrote on Eric Berlin’s ‘Stand Up Poetry’ course, ‘Lucha Libre’ about Mexican wrestling. Both poems were inspired by his adventures in Latin America.

Congratulations to Poetry School students and friends, Anita Pati (winner), Rachael Matthews, Kat Dixon, Patrick Davidson Roberts, Nicola Bray, Claire Collison, Majella Kelly, and Robert Hamberger for being shortlisted for the 2019 Rialto Poetry Pamphlet Competition.

Kat Dixon had her poetry published in the 31st issue of Southbank Magazine. Three of the accepted poems were homework assignments for Kathryn Maris’s Advanced Poetry Workshop.

Congratulations to Natalie Whittaker, whose pamphlet Shadow Dogs has recently been published by ignitionpress.

J V Birch has just had her first full length collection published, more than here, by Ginninderra Press, which includes poems written on 3 Poetry School courses: Clare Shaw’s Poetry of Survival, David Tait’s Tales from the World City, and Claire Trévien’s Fortnightly Feedback.

Congratulations to Jane Wilkinson who has won the Against the Grain competition for her poem ‘Diptych‘. Her poem ‘Post-Diluvian Interview’ appears in the Emma Press anthology Everything That Can HappenBoth were written on Ros Barber’s Saturday Sessions.

A new pamphlet from Maggie Sawkins, Many Skies Have Fallen (Wild Mouse Press), contains poems written on Heidi Williamson’s recent online course Thrill River. One of the poems in the pamphlet, ‘What is Written’, was also published in the Irish edition of The North.

Angela Kirby has had great recent publishing success, with 15 poems published in 2018, and 5 more already published or accepted for publication in 2019. Her 5th collection Look Left, Look Right is due in March 2019. Many of the poems published, accepted or in the new collection were developed in the Poetry School’s Intermediate Poetry Workshop.

Margot Myers‘s poem ‘Your Farewell Performance at the Methodist Hall’ has been published in Under the Radar (Autumn 2018) and was written on Kate Potts 2017 course Word Power. Additionally, her poem ‘29 Ratcliffe Highway’, written on Rebecca Watts’s 2018 course Retropoetics, was shortlisted for the Winchester Poetry Festival Competition 2018 and published in the anthology The Blaze in Father’s Breath, (WPF 2018). Another poem written on this course, ‘168 Dead as Woolworths Obliterated in V2 Attack’, was shortlisted in the flashfiction section of the Bridport Prize 2108.

Henry Briffa has had success with two poems written on SJ Fowler’s course Was zur Hölle!? European Poetry Now (& Then). ‘The Virtual Afterlife’ has been published in Unusual Work (Collective Effort Press) and will also be in a debut chapbook, forthcoming from Melbourne Poets Union, alongside another piece titled ‘Going Back’.

Congratulations to Paula Harris who won the Geometry | Open Book Poetry Competition (NZ) with her poem ‘I eat men like air’! The poem was written on Jennifer Wong’s online course, ‘At Risk’. Paula also won the Janet B McCabe Poetry Prize with her poem ‘You will dig me from the earth with your bare hands’.

Kerry Darbishire’s poem ‘Planting Parsley with my Father’ was one of the runners-up Mslexia Poetry Competition judged by Carol Ann Duffy. She wrote the poem on Victoria Kennefick’s Fortnightly Feedback course. 

Barbara Barnes’ poem ‘I Am Twenty’ is published in Ambit 235. It was written on the Poetry School’s MA in Writing Poetry and featured in her final portfolio.

Pauline Seward’s collection This is the Band was published by Hearing Eye in 2018. Many of the poems started from work written in Poetry School courses with Clare Pollard and Roddy Lumsden.

Karen Smith’s pamphlet Schist was selected by Carol Ann Duffy as a Poetry Business Laureate’s Choice. Two of the poems were written on Wayne Holloway-Smith’s course, Pamphlet / Portfolio. 

Emma Storr’s poem ‘Clinical Trials’ has been published in the poetry and short story magazine Strix 4. This poem was written on Tania Hershman’s course Test Patterns: Poetry and Science.

Fokkina McDonnell’s poem ‘Net Curtains’ was selected in the 2018 Ver Poets Open Competition and published in the anthology and her prose poem ‘Just Another Week’ is forthcoming in Orbis. Both were written on the Saturday Sessions with Ann and Peter Sansom in Manchester.

Charlotte Eichler’s first pamphlet, Their Lunar Language, has just been published with Valley Press and many of the poems inside came from, or were guided by, Poetry School courses over the last few years.

Dorothy Yamamoto has a new pamphlet, Honshu Bees, out with Templar Poetry that contains a poem written in Pascale Petit’s Advanced Poetry workshop (the title poem, in fact).

Nashwa Gowanlock’s poem ‘Reacquaintance’, written on Nuar Alsadir’s ‘Lyric Essay’ course, is published in Anomaly’s Egyptian Folio.

David Hale’s collection Dancing under a Bloodless Moon won Eyewear’s Beverly Prize. Several of the poems were written and drafted in Matthew Caley’s Poetry School Advanced Poetry Workshop, and three of them were written as part of the Poetry School’s Mixed Borders scheme.

Congratulations to Tina Cole, whose poem ‘Sanatorium, St Omer, After the Armistice’ has been awarded 3rd Prize in the Open Category of The Museum of Military Medicine’s ‘Writing Armistice’ Competition.

Usha Kishore’s third collection, Immigrant, which was published by Eyewear in March 2018, contains poems that were workshopped with Moniza Alvi in our tutorial service.

Angela Kirby has had lots of publishing success this year, with 12 poems published in magazines and anthologies since the start of 2018. Many of these were written in Intermediate Poetry Workshops under Matthew Caley & David Crystal.

Hilary Elfick has had two collections published, The Outshift Places (Grey Hen Press, 2017) and A Christening Cake for Edgar Boaz (Oversteps, 2018), which both feature poems written on Poetry School Courses.

S.J. Litherland’s seventh poetry collection Composition in White (Smokestack, 2017) contains poems that were written in Gillian Allnutt’s long-running Poetry School course at Alington House in Durham City.

Sue Burge’s poem ‘Golem’, which was written on Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese’s 2017 course Transreading Central Europe: Post-Brexit Remix has just been published in Magma Poetry, and her poem ‘Lighting Carmen’, which was written on Richard Scott’s recent course Writing Carmen, has been accepted for publication in the Autumn 2018 issue of  Tears in the Fence.

Nick Garrard’s poem ‘Watching the end of The Wild Bunch‘, which was developed on John Challis’s recent course Frame, Shot, Scene, Sequence: Powering Poetry Through Film has just been accepted for the next issue of Magma Poetry.

Congratulations to Poetry School MA graduate Nicola Jackson, who has won the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize 2017, meaning she will soon have a first collection published by Indigo Dreams.

Vanessa Vasiliki Albedo has had a poem accepted for the next issue of Ambit, the first draft of which was written as a response to an assignment in Will Harris’s online course More Life: Philosophy as Poetry.

Natalie Whittaker’s poem ‘To the Giant Ground Sloth in the Natural History Museum’, written on John McCullough’s course Ransacking the Museum, is forthcoming in Brittle Star magazine. And poem ‘Stay’, written on Penelope Shuttle’s course If you don’t have any shadows, you’re not in the light has won Second Prize in the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition!

Lotte Lewis has recently had two poems published, which were workshopped in Kathryn Maris’s Advanced Poetry Workshop with Special Guests. Read Lotte’s published poems here and here.

Maggie Sawkins’ poem ‘Parliament Street’, written on Carrie Etter’s Advanced Prose Poem Online course, is forthcoming in Verve Festival’s anthology of City Poems, edited by their competition judge, Luke Kennard.

Two poems written on Tamar Yoseloff’s ‘Poetry and Visual Art’ course appear in Derek Harper’s new pamphlet, A Communion of Breath. ‘Bugle’ is inspired by Susan Philipz and ‘Inside Out’ by a Virginia Overton reconstruction at White Cube.

Lydia Kennaway’s poem ‘Inuit Anger Walk’ has been selected by Ellen Phethean  as February’s Poem of the Month on Diamond Twig.

Congratulations to John Sheehy who has been shortlisted in the £5,000 Dentons Art Prize “for the most exciting emerging contemporary artists working today”. John took part in last year’s Poetry School / C4RD ‘Drawing Poetry’ Residency.

Congratulations to Kate Davis, whose collection The Girl Who Forgets How to Walk will be published by Penned in the Margins in June, 2018. Kate was mentored by Clare Pollard as part of the 2013 New North Poets scheme, run by the Poetry School and New Writing North. Kate said, “a large chunk of [The Girl Who Forgets How to Walk] was written or started during that mentorship. ..I’m so grateful to Poetry School for their brilliant support  during my NWN mentorship and for all the fantastic courses I’ve done with them over the past few years.”

Congratulations also to fellow New North Poet Maria Isakova-Bennett, whose pamphlet All of the Spaces was published by Eyewear in December.  Maria is part of the 2017 cohort of New North Poets, mentored by the Poetry School.Congratulations to Bryony Littlefair, the winner of the 2017 Mslexia Pamphlet Competition! Her pamphlet Giraffe will be published by Seren. Bryony is a member of our ‘Poetry and Prose’ workshop with Myra Schneider.

Congratulations to Lydia Kennaway who has won the 2017 Flambard Prize, awarded annually to the best group of five poems by a poet who has not yet published a pamphlet or collection. Lydia is a student on the Newcastle / Poetry School Writing Poetry MA and a long-time member of Antony Dunn’s Poetry School seminar in Leeds.

Alex Josephy’s poem ‘A Volume’ appears in the Reliquiae 2017 Supplement, and both ‘The Signs’ and ‘Metamorphosis’ are forthcoming in Morphrog 16. All of the poems were workshopped in Robert Vas Dias’ Poetry School seminar group.

A.C. Clarke’s poem Portrait of a Poet, which began its life on the Every Word Counts online course with David Tait last year, has been published in Orbis 181.

Helen Freeman’s poem ‘Sphagnum Forecast’ was published in the beautiful Reliquiae SupplementA Journal of Contemporary and Historical Responses to Landscape & Nature. She wrote the poem on Steve Ely’s Poetry School course ‘The Word Made Fresh’.

Congratulations to Pam Thompson, who has had huge success with poems written on Poetry School courses: ‘Invisible Hearing’, published in Lighthouse journal, was written during Tom Chivers’ course, Nightwriter. “The Moon Accepts an Invitation to Appear as Zeitgeist’, “The Black Hole and the Unfaithful Wife’, ‘The Sun (Her Ex) on the Shortest Day’, written on Claire Trévien’s course, Cosmic Compositions, were published in The Interpreter’s House. ‘This Hour’, written on the same course, was published in Poetry Salzburg International. ‘The Jobs’, written on Kim Moore’s course, What Work Is was published in The North. ‘Transaction in C Minor’, written on Catherine Smith’s course, Love and Lust, is due to be published in Coast to Coast to Coast 3. ‘Shifts’from What Work Is’, ‘Bringing Back the Man’, written on Melissa Lee-Houghton’s course, Long Poems & Invocations: Making the Measure Work for You, along with other poems mentioned above, will be published in her collection, Strange Fashion, due from Pindrop Press at the end of 2017/ early 2018.


Angela Kirby has two poems forthcoming in The London Magazine: ‘Stone Man’ and ‘Walking with my Father, 1939’. Both were workshopped in our Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Matthew Caley.

Anna Kisby’s recently-published pamphlet All the Naked Daughters (Against the Grain Press) contains poems written on Poetry School courses taught by tutors including Tamar Yoseloff,  Claire Askew, Ryan Van Winkle, Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese and Claire Trevien.

Rachel Spence’s first collection, Bird of Sorrow, (Templar Poetry), which will be published in February 2018, was written mainly on Mimi Khalvati’s ‘Advanced Poetry Workshop’ and ‘Versification’ courses. The Title Poem, ‘Bird of Sorrow’, has just been commended in the PN Review prize.

Maggie Mackay has had her poem ‘Definition:Women’ accepted by Algebra of Owls magazine. It was written on Suzannah Evans’ online course, ‘To be Continued… Writing Poem Sequences’. The ten-week course hasn’t even finished yet!

Poetry School MA Students Steph Morris, Jack Houston and Mary Powell, and a number of other Poetry School students & tutors all feature in Write to Be Counted: An Anthology of Poetry to Uphold Human Rights, co-edited by another MA student, Nicola Jackon.

Several of the poems in Matthew Paul’s collection The Evening Entertainment (Eyewear Publishing) were written on Poetry School courses with Pascale Petit and Clare Pollard.

Congratulations to Natalie Whittaker who won Second Prize in the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition for her poem ‘Stay’, written on Penelope Shuttle’s course If you don’t have any shadows, you’re not in the light’.

Natalie’s poem ‘To the Giant Ground Sloth in the Natural History Museum’, written on John McCullough’s course ‘Ransacking the Museum’ has been accepted for publication in issue 41 of BrittleStar magazine.

Moira Garland has had great success with poems written using our NaPoWriMo daily prompts. ‘The Journey’ was published on Algebra of Owls and ‘Son’ is shortlisted (awaiting announcement of the winner) in the Hysteria 2017 Writing Competition. ‘Son’ will be published in Hysteria 6.

Linda Goulden’s poem ‘Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me’ written on Ryan Van Winkle’s ‘Blues Studio’ course has been printed on posters and postcards for Marsden Poetry Village and Marsden Jazz Festival.

Two poems by Anna Kisby, written on Claire Trévien’s course ‘Deep Sea Diving: Language of Coastlines and the Sea’, have recently been published: ‘Agnes & the Finman’ in the anthology Watermarks: Writing by Lido Lovers and Wild Swimmers and ‘Sea Lily’ in Poetry News, Autumn 2017.

Anna Kisby’s poem ‘Orangematic’, written on Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese’s course ‘Transreading Spain’, is included in the magazine Butcher’s Dog (Issue 10, 2017).

Victoria Gatehouse has had success with 3 poems workshopped on Catherine Smith’s Fortnightly Feedback with publication in The North 58 and Corbel Stone’s Anthology of Nature and Death, and a shortlisting in the Flambard Poetry Prize. A second poem published in The North was written on a Manchester Saturday Session.

Long-term Poetry School student Pnina Shinebourne has recently had her pamphlet A suburb of heaven published by flipped eye and a full collection Pike in a carp pond scheduled for December 2017 with Smokestack Books.

Alison Carter’s ‘Spring End’ – written on Suzannah Evans’ Re-Writing the Map online course was commended in the South Downs Poetry Festival Competition. Another poem of Alison’s was also named the best poem by an unpublished poet.

Elaine Baker was a finalist in the Mslexia Poetry Competition 2017 with ‘Chip Shop’ workshopped on the Poetry School MA with Tamar Yoseloff. Two poems written on the course also appear in Issue 35 of Dreamcatcher.

Angela Kirby has had incredible publishing success with 17 poems published in magazines and anthologies since the start of 2016. Many of these were written in Intermediate Poetry Workshops under Matthew Caley & Roddy Lumsden.

Fawzia Kane’s poem ‘Kaieteur Falls’, which was written during Sally Flint’s online course Adventures in the Blind Field has been shortlisted for the 2017 Montreal International Poetry Prize.

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough has a poem forthcoming in the Rialto – written on Will Harris’ ‘Keeping Your Wits’ course – and another in the Lighthouse Literaty Journal, which was written on John Challis’ ‘Powering Poetry Through Film’ course.

Tania Hershman’s debut collection Terms and Conditions has recently been published by Nine Arches Press. It includes poems written on Tom Chivers’ ‘Nightwriter’ Poetry School course and Fiona Hamilton’s Bristol Poetry workshops.

Ruth Smith, a student on Kathryn Maris’ Advanced Poetry Workshop with Special Guests, has published three poems written on the course: ‘Bibliophile’ in The Interpreter’s House, ‘Long Lane Wood’ in Envoi, and ‘Shopping for Jane Austen’ in Obsessed with Pipework. 

Victoria Pugh has two poems in Stanley Spencer Poems – An Anthology(Two Rivers Press). Victoria took part in Ros Barber’s Saturday Sessions.

Ann Heathcote’s poem ‘Geranium Unappreciatum’, written on Poetry and Art with Sarah Corbett, is published in the Gazing at Gaia anthology.

Sarah Wedderburn, an MA student here at The Poetry School, has published poems written on Kathryn Maris’ Advanced Poetry Workshop in NarrativeInk, Sweat and Tears, and The Stare’s Nest

Elisabeth Sennit Clough’s ‘Anguilliform’, which she wrote on our Keeping Our Wits course, is going to be published in the Rialto next month (July 2017).

Nicola Bray’s poem ‘Willoughby’ (conceived, so to speak, on our Love and Lust course) was highly commended in the Faber New Poets promotion and has now been selected for the Poetry London Mentorship scheme. (July 2017)

Mary Muir has had four poems published in Carillon Magazine, and two poems – ‘March’ and ‘Eclipse’ – in Indigo Dreams’ Dawntreader magazine. The poems were all written on our Intermediate Poetry Workshop.

Alex Josephy’s poem ‘Remember Rosemary’, written during her 2016 Mixed Borders residency, has been published in ‘The Physic Garden’, an anthology edited by Adam Horovitz and launched at Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Lydia Harris has had publication and prize success. ‘Goat: an assay’ written on Kathleen Ossip’s How a Poem Begins course is to be published in New Writing Scotland 35. ‘Snow in Viljusa on your Nameday’ written on Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese’s course Transreading Central Europe was awarded first prize in The Federation of Writers’ Scotland Vernal Equinox Competition May 2017 judged by Andy Jackson.

Charles Lauder Jr. has a new pamphlet of poems just published by Black Light Engine Room called Camouflaged Beasts and some of the poems were written for a Poetry School course on dreams & poetry taught by Ben Wilkinson back in 2015. In fact, the title poem was featured on the Poetry School blog.

Maxine Linnell’s new poetry collection, This Dust, is out now, published by Soundswrite Press. Some of the poems were written on Clare Pollard’s course The Poetry of Parenthood. 

Susie Campbell has had tremendous publication success with poems written for Carrie Etter’s Advanced Prose Poetry Course. Susie wrote 5 prose poems for the course and then a sequence of 10 prose poems in response to a final ‘extension’ assignment set by Carrie at the end. All of these have now been published or accepted for publication. The ten-poem sequence ‘Bourgeois: Cluster’ was published in the last issue of Long Poem Magazine, and of the 5 poems written on the course itself, ‘Reef’ has already been published in Tears in the Fence and the other four (‘Settling with my madness’, On the earth and under the earth’, ‘Shorn’ and ‘Teenage Werewolf Syndrome’ ) will all be appearing in Shearsman magazine 113-114.

Maggie Mackay’s poem ‘The Sand Settles and Unsettles My Pulse’, which was written on Lianne Strauss’s course The Deep Breathing Line, has been published in the online magazine Amaryllis.

Rachel Spence’s pamphlet Furies was published by Templar Poetry in 2016 and was developed on Mimi Khalvati’s Advanced Poetry Workshop. Some individual poems have also been published recently including ‘Fishing in the Dodecanese’ in Mslexia, ‘Hyde Park Sonnet’ in Envoi, and ‘Venice’ in Southbank Magazine, all of which were developed on Mimi’s Versification course.

David Gilbert has a collection coming out with Cinnamon Press in January 2018, which will feature poems written and workshopped in various Poetry School courses, including the seminar run by Robert vas Dias.

Long-time student and friend of The Poetry School, Liz Soar has, along with her students at Headington School in Oxford, edited an anthology about grandparents. Ten Poems About Grandparents will be published by Candlestick Press (run by another of our valued students, Di Slaney) in July.

Lewis Buxton’s ‘Sit Up’ is published in the current issue of Butcher’s Dog Magazine. It was written on Andrew McMillan’s one-day workshop ‘Writing Our Youth’.

Cathy Galvin’s long poem ‘Ring Road with Godiva’, developed in Kim Moore’s Fortnightly Feedback Course, was shortlisted for the recent Listowel Writers’ Week poetry collection competition judged by Thomas McCarthy.

Jack Houston, a student on our MA in Writing Poetry, was shortlisted for the prestigious Basil Bunting Award for his poem ‘Last Bus’.

Diane Mulholland’s poem ‘Place of Worshop’, written during her time as a Poetry School Mixed Borders poet-in-residence is published in the current South Bank Poetry.

The Ofi Press will be publishing Harriet Breed’s poem, ‘earth’, in their upcoming issue. She wrote it on Clare Trevien’s ‘Cosmic Compositions’ course.

Aziz Dixon’s poem ‘Pont Abermaw’, developed from an exercise in the Sansom’s Manchester workshops, has been published in Perpectives Magazine.

Annie Bennett’s poem ‘The Pocket Mirror’, developed from an exercise in Jennie Osborne’s Exeter workshop, was shortlisted for the 2017 Teignmouth Open Poetry Competition.

Emma Rich’s poem ‘Swift Repentance’ placed third in the Teignmouth Open Poetry Competition. Emma is a student on Jennie Osborne’s Exeter poetry workshop.

Maggie Sawkins’ poem ‘The Drowners’ was published in Zones of Avoidance (Cinnamon Press) and was written on Helen Mort’s course ‘Poetry and the Brain’.

Rob Packer’s poem ‘Modern Life’ written on Liane Strauss’ ‘Deep Breathing Line’ online course was published by the Honest Ulsterman.

Three poems written by Sally Long on Karen McCarthy Woolf’s ‘Human/Nature’ course have been accepted for publication in Southlight, The Stare’s Nest & London Grip, respectively.

‘There is a rotting deer carcass in the corner’ by Cristina Haraba was publishing in the most recent Magma and on their website. It was written on Mario Petrucci’s Advanced Poetry Workshop, and two poems written on Hannah Lowe’s APW have just been accepted by Cake Magazine.

Janet Lees’ poem ‘Mapping Hi-Zex Island‘ came 3rd in the Bristol Poetry Prize having been written on Claire Trévien’s ‘Deep Sea Diving: Language of Coastlines and the Sea’ course.

Fiona Larkin’s poem ‘Tracing the Night‘ was published in Issue 5 of The High Window. She workshopped it in Kathryn Maris’ ‘Advanced Poetry Workshop’.

Claire Dyer‘s poem ‘The Night She Slept With The Fish‘ was also published in Issue 5 of The High Window and developed on our Advanced Poetry Workshop with Kathryn Maris.

Joan Michelson took part in RA Villanueva’s course ‘Making Birds: New Poetic Forms’, during which she was assigned the topic ‘Self-Portrait With…’. Joan’s resulting poem, ‘Self-Portrait with Secret‘ was a winner in the Poetry Society’s Members’ Competition on the theme of ‘Getting Out’, and was published in Poetry News, Winter 2016.

Ruth Smith performed her poems on Croydon Radio in February 2017. A number of them were written on Kathryn Maris’ Advanced Poetry Workshop with Special Guests. You can listen to the podcast here.

Jay Kidd’s poem ‘I watch him, my husband’ was a winner of the Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition in 2015. It was written on a Penelope Shuttle one-day workshop. ‘The Dusk Effect’ was begun on a one-day workshop with David Morley and was published in the Florida Review.

Mat Riches’ poem ‘The Breaks’ has been accepted for publication in the August issue of Obsessed with Pipework. He says, “This poem was totally gutted and rewritten as part Rishi Dastidar’s ‘Shape Up and Send’ course last year, and would never have made it this far without the sterling comments of Rishi and my fellow classmates.”

Cristina Haraba’s poem ‘She Died Today’ and her prose piece ‘Blindness’ were developed in Hannah Lowe’s Advanced Poetry Workshop. Both are published in Orbis 177

Fiona Larkin’s poem ‘Strumpfluchen‘, inspired by an exercise from Kathryn Maris’ Advanced Poetry Workshop, is published in Southword journal.

Deborah Sibbald took part in Melissa Lee-Houghton’s course ‘Reinventing Dada’. Her poem, ‘Manifesto‘, developed on the course was published on New Boots and Pantisocracies. It was her first published poem.

Richard Stillman’s poem ‘Briony Grist: Let’s be clear about the challenges we face with ermits’ was written on Melissa Lee-Houghton’s course ‘Reinventing Dada’ and published on Campus, The Poetry School’s poetry blog!

Vasiliki Albedo Bennu’s poem ‘Speech: A whole new world‘ was published in New Boots and Pantisocracies, and two of her poems – ’33’ and ‘Forecast’ – are forthcoming in Tears in the Fence. All three were written on Melissa Lee-Houghton’s course ‘Re-inventing Dada’. Her poem ‘By no means all’, written on Rishi Dastidar’s ‘The Lyric i-Pod’is forthcoming in The Rialto. And ‘Athena‘ written on ‘Trust the Image’ with Catherine Smith has been published in The Morning Star.

Charlotte Eichler has published a number of poems written on Rebecca Goss’ Poetry School course, ‘House and Universe’. ‘Survivors’ will appear in the forthcoming Emma Press Anthology of Aunts, and has also appeared on And Other Poems; ‘What Little Girls Are Made Of’ and ‘After Tea’, were published in the 2015 Flambard Poetry Prize Anthology; and ‘Argument‘, also from the course, appeared on Ink, Sweat & Tears.

John Mee’s poem ‘Gerl’, included in his pamphlet From the Extinct’, is published in the February edition of SouthwordThe poem was written on Kim Moore’s Poetry School course, ‘What Work Is’.

Matt Quinn’s poem ‘Iain Duncan’s Myth’ has been published in The Morning Star Newspaper. This poem was written on the Poetry School course Reinventing Dada with Melissa Lee-Houghton in Autumn 2016.

Shauna Robertson’s poem ‘Trixie Might Says ‘No More Baristas” was published in New Boots and PantisocraciesThis poem was written on the Poetry School course Reinventing Dada with Melissa Lee-Houghton in Autumn 2016.

Emma Simon’s poem ‘How To Bake A Gingerbread Girl’ was published in The Rialto and was developed in Kim Moore’s online course What Work Is. Emma has also had her poem ‘The End of the End of the Pier Show’ published in the Live Canon Competition anthology; this poem was written in Suzannah Evans course Writing the Future, Poetry For Apocalyptic Times.

Jane McCarthy Wilkinson’s poem ‘earth can have but earth’ was worked on during Ros Barber’s Saturday Sessions course. It was subsequently published in Anthology 154 (Live Canon).

Sarah Doyle’s poem ‘Winter Song’ has been published by Three Drops from a Cauldron in their seasonal anthology Midwinter. The poem was developed in Kathryn Maris’ Advanced Poetry Workshop with Special Guests on an exercise on refrain.

Michael Farry poem’s ‘Stranded, After Ester Naomi Perqui’ has been accepted for publication by Brittle Star. The poem was written during the Putting A Poet In Your Pocket online workshop with Kim Moore in 2014.

Kathryn de Belle’s poem ‘Dirk’s Night Out’ was written on an Alicia Stubbersfield workshop and published in the Best of Manchester Poets.

Jan Bay-Petersen’s poem ‘Spellbinding for Bike’ was developed in Clare Pollard’s course on spells and was published in The Rialto in 2015. Her poem ‘It’s a Two and You’re dead, A Life Ago’ was developed on Tamar Yoseloff’s Routes into Poetry course and was published in The North poetry magazine.

Jay Whittaker’s poem ‘Pink snow’ was drafted in Warsan Shire’s Art of Healing course and will appear in The Frogmore Papers (Issue 88); and ‘Baited’ written on Carrie Etter’s Pleasure of Prose Poetry course is featured in Orbis 177. Several more poems which started life in Poetry School online courses will be included in her first collection, due out from Cinnamon Press in autumn 2017.

Dave Scott’s poem ‘Snow Globes Sit On Our Top Shelves’ will be published in the next issue of The Rialto (87). It emerged from one of the assignments on Catherine Smith’s Trust the Image course.

MA student Nicola Jackson won the 2016 National Poetry Day Poems to the Planet competition with her poem ‘Dear Earth,’.

Eve Ellis won the inaugural Winchester Poetry Prize with her poem ‘Haint’, which she wrote on Kate Potts’ Poetry School course New Definitions & Neologisms in Spring 2015. You can read the poem on our blog here. 

Sarah James’ poetry collection The Magnetic Diaries has been adapted into a play, which was Highly Recommended in the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and ran at The Vaults in October 2016. Her poem ‘Promise’, which forms a pivotal part of the collection and the play, came out of the Poetry School workshop ‘Written in Juice of Lemon’ in October 2014.

Jennie Osborne’s poem ‘Tomorrow’ was written on Fiona Benson’s course ‘Form and Freefall’. This year, it won the Ware Sonnet Prize.

Anna Kisby’s poem ‘Alligator’ was highly commended in the Havant Poetry Competition (which she also won, with a different poem, ‘Wild‘). ‘Alligator’ was written on ‘Human / Nature’ with Karen McCarthy Woolf.

Kim O’Loughlin’s poetry, written in Greta Stoddart’s Bridport Seminar group, is included in Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets (Bloodaxe, 2012), as well as the 2016 Out of Bounds Poetry Project, which aims to chart an ‘Alternative A-Z of the Nation’.

Elaine Beckett brought early drafts of two poems to Greta Stoddart’s Bridport Seminar group, which, after further work, she later published in her Faber New Poets pamphlet as ‘A Mess of Strangers’ and ‘Sometime this Month’.

Petra Kuppers’s poems ‘Pole Stories’ and ‘Chains’ have been published in Lime Hawk eco-poetics journal. They were both written on Suzannah Evans’ course ‘Surviving the Future’.

Karen Dennison’s poem ‘Horoscope’, published on Amaryllis, was written on Claire Trevien’s Poetry School course ‘Cosmic Compositions’. Her poems ‘Titan’ and ‘Talus’, both published in Obsessed with Pipework, were written on Eleanor Rees’ course ‘Magic and Metamorphosis’. She has also been published in Agenda (New Generation Poets, Vol. 49, Nos 3-4). Her poem ‘Waterloo Bridge’ was written on Suzannah Evans’ course ‘Re-Writing the Map’.

Jill Abram’s poem ‘Room in New York’ was published in issue 17 of Under the Radar (Nine Arches Press). You can buy a copy of the magazine here. Jill wrote this poem during the course ‘Every Page a Stage’ with Jane Draycott in 2014. Have a look at Jill’s website here.

J.V. Birch‘s poem ‘Extramarital Bliss’, developed for Daniel Sluman’s ‘Poetry of Pain’ Workshop was published in Wordgathering in June. ‘Great Grandma’s House‘, which received feedback in Catherine Smith’s ‘Fortnightly Feedback’ course, was published in Writers’ Forum. ‘When it happened’ and ‘Release’, both also submitted to ‘Fortnightly Feedback’, were included in her first collection, ‘Smashed Glass at Midnight‘ published by Ginninderra Press.

Sheila Jacob developed her poems ‘One Body’ and ‘Moonstruck’ in Holly Hopkin’s ‘Hinterlands/Writing on the Edges’ course and these have since been published in Dotty and the Dreamers and Clear Poetry respectively. Her poem ‘Days Like This’ was developed in Kim Moore’s ‘Acts of Transformation’ course and was also published in Clear Poetry. Alongside these, Sheila’s poems ‘Dryope’, which was also developed in Kim’s course, and Blodeuwedd’, which was developed in Jonathan Edward’s course ‘How We Love’, have been accepted for publication in a future issue of The Dawntreader.