Advanced Poetry Workshop with Special Guests (Afternoon Session)

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Special Guests (Afternoon Session)

One of our flagship advanced workshops, with the benefit of special guests.

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 only, please send 3 poems to or call us on on 0207 5821679 for details.

This advanced course will focus on the development of your own poetry through weekly homework exercises, reading assignments, lively group discussions and in-depth feedback on your poems in progress. Three visiting poets per term will give a short reading and discussion of their work, answer questions, and respond to student poems. Autumn guests, subject to confirmation, will be Declan Ryan, Jacqueline Gabbitas (poet and publisher), and Sarah Westcott.

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm, starts 21st September. 

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

About Kathryn Maris View Profile

Kathryn Maris is originally from New York and has lived in London since 1999. Her previous collections are The Book of Jobs (Four Way Books, 2006), God Loves You (Seren, 2013), and a pamphlet 2008 (If a Leaf Falls, 2016). Her poetry has been published widely, including in Granta, The Nation, The New Statesman, Poetry, The Best British Poetry (2012 and 2015), The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The Forward Book of Poetry 2017. A selection of her poetry appears alongside the work of Frederick Seidel and Sam Riviere in Penguin Modern Poets 5 (July 2017), and her third collection, The House With Only An Attic And A Basement, will be published by Penguin in 2018.

I find the courses at the Poetry School are very stimulating and I enjoy listening to others' work as well as having my own poetry workshopped. I miss the classes during the holidays!

– Spring 2016 survey response

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