Opening up the under-recognised poetries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia
Explore the boundaries of writing from, about and naming desire
Knock those loose poems into shape with some concentrated feedback
Dive into dark alleyways, discovering poetry and prose that has been inspired by some of the greatest cities in the world
A lyrical look at feeling, forgetting, intuition, image, and seeing the world in a totally new way
Formulate a new poetic language that transcends the merely human
Create poems inspired by the most exciting art of the past century
The radical art of writing defiantly happy poems
If translation is a movement, who is permitted to cross?
Writing after and against the new dystopian
Play congenial hosts to your psychoanalytical ‘opposites’
Use philosophical concepts to sharpen your poetry, and poetry to bring those concepts to life
How can poetry help us discover the ecstatic in the everyday?
Avoid plagiarism, but explore the creative activity of appropriation and "stealing"
Learn to practise poetry as a method of deep-listening and an expansion of how you experience the present moment.
Confront forbidden topics through a literary lens
Explore poetry’s power to engage with environmental issues and imagine new ecological futures.
How can poetry speak to us if it does not take risks, say something bold and new, make adventurous leaps with language and form?
Monthly all-day Saturday workshops with Ros Barber.
Conquering the complex, elaborate, diabolical sestina
A moving body, the veins of nature, the flow of life - a river runs through all of us
Join the Poetry School at the Aldeburgh Festival Bandstand on the Beach for a fantastic free reading by Helen Ivory and Martin Figura.
Take inspiration from Basquiat, Langston Hughes and Frank O’Hara, and use their improvisatory and collaborative energy to create new poems.
A free workshop to celebrate National Writing Day, and the launch of our Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry.
Learn how to apply the tools of translation and transform other texts and art forms into poetry.
Archive, document and catalogue carefully selected moments of your life past, present and future
Book a one-to-one feedback session with visiting American poet Jericho Brown!
Discover the freshest talent from across the Atlantic with celebrated poet, educator and anthologist Peter Kahn.
Get inspired with Nuar Alsadir and learn how to follow the unconscious impulses of your early drafts.
One of three all-day workshop sessions with the Sansoms in Manchester.
Explore poems on the pleasures and pains of bodily effort.
Learn what it means to be human by exploring the playful and grotesque potential of animal iconography, and the chimeric possibilities of the poetic form with A.K. Blakemore.
Get your telescopes ready to explore the universe with an astrophysicist and consider your place among the stars to inspire new poems of your own.
Look at the minutiae and delicate balances of short-form poetry, exploring how the demands of form can liberate the imagination and refine the ear.
Explore how phrases can form a vital part of your poetry toolkit, and how deploying a choice phrase can inject something unique into your poems.
Explore the art, artifice and ethics of bearing witness and taking up other's perspectives in your poetry.
Get into, and out of, the frame and explore what it is to see, and be seen, in both poetry and photography.
Investigate the world of rituals, ranging from the everyday to the unusual, and learn how to use these as stepping-off points for new poems.
Explore the different facets of mourning, and learn how to harness these experiences to create exciting, healing and sonorous new work.
Explore how the textures of fashion and poetry intertwine, before using clothing as stimulus to generate new poems.
Explore the importance of irreverence in contemporary poetry, before writing some impudent poems of your own.
The aim of this course is to give guidance and advice towards compiling a collection and getting it published. This could be your first full-length book, a pamphlet, or an application for an Eric Gregory Award.
Poetry is revelation, but poets do not necessarily reveal themselves or tell us their life-stories in their poetry.
For beginners (but not absolute beginners!) and intermediate writers who want to explore some definitions of poetry; and to start some structured learning about rhyme, metre, verse forms, lineation and stanzas.
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.