Explore the T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist with The Sunday Times poetry critic Jeremy Noel-Tod.
Mix up your writing and learn new skills and techniques with Jacqueline Saphra
Take a poem out for a (random) walk
Produce work inspired by the poetries of Europe's heartland
Fiercely exceed the fetters of self-censorship
How can we write compellingly about addiction?
One of our flagship advanced workshops, with the added perk of special guests each term
Take the next steps in your poetry career and explore contemporary poetry’s cutting-edge
Hone your craft, explore poetry’s inner workings, and look at techniques to help your poems achieve lift-off
Smash the patriarchy and bring light to the exceptional work of some major female Modernists.
Compose fresh responses to Ancient Greek and Latin texts and fragments
Delve into dots, dashes, bots, and glitch
Give voice to the unspoken poetry of caregiving
Excavate from the language hoard of radical, underground and late modernist British poetry
Tim Dooley’s weekly workshop for poets looking to develop their individual voice and technique
Develop your writing through discussion and feedback in this advanced course with Mark Waldron
Take your first steps into the world of poetry!
“I'm never going back, the past is in the past” – Elsa of Arendelle
Centering our various marginalised identities
New perspectives on love and pain in the 21st century
Find your citizen’s place in conversation and collaboration with others
Develop your poetry through traditional storytelling techniques
Tune into the inner truth of the ecstatic
Knock those loose poems into shape with some concentrated feedback
Develop your writing through discussion and feedback in this advanced workshop
Calling poets, playwrights, and Shakespeare-lovers! Join us for an exciting exploration of verse drama and learn how to use these techniques in your own poetic and theatrical writing.
Writing the poem-essay, and other forms of lyric commentary
Seek poetry in the intimate spaces in our lives
Write poems on the edge of the visible and invisible
Take inspiration from poets writing right now
Sweep through a breadth of Latin American poetry under the expert eye of Pablo Neruda’s acclaimed biographer and translator.
Channel poems from phenomena just beyond our understanding
Join the avant-garde, issue a radical challenge to sense, and interrogate the nature of meaning in poetry.
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Katharine Kilalea
Reflect on home, exile, journeys, war and humanity
Monthly all-day Saturday workshops with Ros Barber
Explore what it means to perform aspects of the self in your poetry and discuss what is lost, gained, and – potentially – transformed in the process.
Get inspired with a day at the Tate Modern before coming together to workshop new poems a month later.
An intensive weekend exploring life writing with acclaimed poet and memoirist Hannah Lowe.
Develop your critical confidence and acquire a veritable poet’s toolkit of skills to become your best self-editor with the editor-in-chief at Nine Arches Press.
Where art meets advertising
Take a walk on the wild side to explore the extraordinary power that animals can bring into your poems.
Head to the moon with Sean O’Brien and consider which parts of your poems should be jettisoned into the vacuum of space.
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Maurice Riordan
Embrace change and the beauty of inconsistence
Get things in order and explore the many uses of the list form with James Davies.
Wipe off your monocle, have your glass armonica tuned, move the tomatoes into the greenhouse, and smash the glass ceiling with Judy Brown.
An immersive weekender of sound experimentation and text generation.
Explore where literary practice meets out-of-body experience
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Mary Jean Chan
If we must first write from the heart in order to write poems for the heart, how do we begin this tender work?