Advanced Poetry Workshop (Monday Afternoons)

Advanced Poetry Workshop (Monday Afternoons)

An afternoon timeslot for one of our inspiring Advanced Poetry Workshops.

Please note: THIS COURSE IS NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE. If you purchase online, your card will be charged but your place will not be guaranteed. Enrolment to this course is by application, please 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 2pm – 4pm, starts 8 May.

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

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Matthew Caley’s Thirst (Slow Dancer, 1999) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and followed by The Scene of My Former Triumph (Wrecking Ball Press, 2005), Apparently (Bloodaxe Books, 2010); his ‘lost’ second collection, Professor Glass (Donut Press, 2011); and his fifth collection, Rake (Bloodaxe Books, 2016). His work has been included in many anthologies, including Roddy Lumsden’s Identity Parade (Bloodaxe Books, 2010) and John Stammers’ Picador Book of Love Poems. He has also co-edited Pop Fiction: The Song in Cinema with Stephen Lannin (Intellect, 2005). He lives in London with artist Pavla Alchin and their two daughters.

I really enjoy the level of stimulus at the Poetry School where all members of the class bring such a high level of knowledge about poetry and high quality poetry to the group. Matthew Caley is excellent at challenging us all to new ideas and directions and at creating a group ethos.

– Summer 2016 survey response.

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