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.
Take a walk on the wild side to explore the extraordinary power that animals can bring into your poems.
An immersive weekender of sound experimentation and text generation.
Explore where literary practice meets out-of-body experience
If we must first write from the heart in order to write poems for the heart, how do we begin this tender work?
Get things in order and explore the many uses of the list form with James Davies.
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Seán Hewitt
Explore, and argue with, Veronica Forrest-Thomson’s seminal 'Poetic Artifice', as a means for investigating and expanding your own poetic practice.
Who's afraid of traditional rhyme?
Develop your writing through discussion and feedback in this advanced course with Mark Waldron
Use poetry to sing, celebrate, curse, and investigate place.
Take your first steps into the world of poetry!
Explore poetry’s power to re-present testimony, tell the truth, and draw attention to voices that might otherwise remain unheard.
Odes to the moon are something of a poetic cliché these days. But is the same true when that moon is a space station...?
Transform yourself and the world around you through the power of poetry.
Knock those loose poems into shape with some concentrated feedback.
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
Trace the prose poem's origins from Rimbaud to Rankine.
Seek poetry in the intimate spaces in our lives.
Like love and sex, death is one of the great mysteries; meditate on the many approaches to the topic and develop exciting new work of your own in this field.
Re-imagine Homer's cast of Olympians, sea-monsters, Lotus Eaters and mere humans with Emily Wilson’s ground-breaking new translation.
Join us on a voyage into the blue, as we dive to the Marianas Trench, spot white whales, and attempt to clean up the Pacific trash vortex.
Explore writing in endangered languages, consider the politics of translation, and push your own poetry in completely new directions.
Set your clock to slow geological time and use poetry to explore the far future and the deep past.
Find beauty in the commonplace and inspiration in the everyday to write meaningfully about our lives.
Tim Dooley’s weekly workshop for poets looking to develop their individual voice and technique
Mix up your writing and learn new skills and techniques with Jacqueline Saphra
Explore the political and bodily implications of nature’s variety, and see how poets have sought out queerness, and even eroticism, in the natural world.
How do we write responsibly about our intergenerational traumas?
Come root in Davy Jones’s locker for nautical inspiration, exploring wreckage, ghost ships, and missing histories.
Monthly all-day Saturday workshops with Ros Barber.
Examine poetry’s many different voices to see how your own can shift, change and fluctuate for different effects.
Explore historical sources to write your own history-poems and give voice to past stories that may go unheard.
Develop your writing through discussion and feedback in this advanced workshop
Get light-fingered and argumentative with other artists to take your own writing to new places.
Engage in lies and deceit to push poetic forms beyond their limits and unlock the explosive power of your writing.
Spend June reading and discussing a huge range of feminist poetry. Expect to be surprised, infuriated, and inspired.
Explore the effects of living, and writing, between multiple languages.
Explore visual techniques and play with omissions, erasure, and negative space to expand your poetic practice.
Listen to your poems’ concerto of sounds as a way to explore their subconscious drives.
We hear Netflix are scouting for the next great sonnet series.
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Mary Jean Chan
Move between the personal and political to explore the power of poetry in fighting tyrants.
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Leah Umansky
Push beyond descriptive writing to explore alternative techniques to engaging with visual art in your poetry.
Explore the intersections between the post-war traditions of modern art and avant-garde poetry.
Explore ancient notions in contemporary times and write new poems as a seer, magi, witch, healer, and shaman.
Put a spring in your step with this brand new 6-week course exploring the relationship between words and music.
An intensive weekend exploring life writing with acclaimed poet and memoirist Hannah Lowe.