Advanced Poetry Workshop Monday (Spring 2018)

Advanced Poetry Workshop Monday (Spring 2018)

Develop your work-in-progress through discussion and feedback in an advanced workshop.

Please note: THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON PRIORITY BOOKING TO ONLY THOSE STUDENTS ENROLLED ON TERM 1. If you purchase online, your card will be charged but your place will not be guaranteed. Booking opens to the public on Monday 13 November and is by application only. To register your interest in the course, send 3 poems to or call us on on 0207 5821679 for details.

This course is for more advanced writers of poetry. Each week, we will read and discuss your poems in progress, developing familiarity with each others’ work and offering detailed feedback with the aim of moving your writing forward.. There is a clear focus on editing and re-drafting alongside a discussion of themes and ideas, forms, and technical aspects. Occasionally, we will also read published poems for stimulus and consideration.

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 14:00 – 16:00, starts 22 January This is the second term of a three-term course. Priority booking for term three will be given to term one students. 

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

About Matthew Caley View Profile

Matthew Caley’s Thirst [Slow Dancer, 1999] was nominated for The Forward Prize for Best First Collection; that was followed by The Scene Of My Former Triumph [Wrecking Ball 2005]; Apparently [Bloodaxe, 2010] and his ‘lost second collection’ Professor Glass [Donut, 2011]. His work has been included in many anthologies including John Stammer’s Picador Book of Love PoemsPoems of The Decade and Roddy Lumsdens’ Identity Parade: New British & Irish Poets. He’s read at many venues/festivals both here and abroad including The National Portrait Gallery; The Globe Theatre, King’s Place, The Novi Sad International Poetry Festival, Alchemy in Prague, Stanza and Aldeburgh Festivals. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and several other wavelengths. He was also co-editor of Pop Fiction: The Song In Cinema. [Intellect, 2005]. His fifth collection Rake was published from Bloodaxe in early 2016.

By attending courses at the Poetry School for several years, I’ve been introduced me to a supportive network of poets who have informed my writing and given me more confidence.

Spring 2017 Survey Response

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