Advanced Poetry Workshop Wednesday (Spring 2018)

Advanced Poetry Workshop Wednesday (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 advanced course will focus primarily on developing your current work-in-progress, including individual poems and poems-in-sequence, through reading, discussion, feedback, re-drafting and discussion of ‘motives’ and direction. Occasionally, at the right moment, this will be augmented by a writing task, a guest-poet or editor, a focus on a particular practitioner/poet/book, or a tangential-but relevant session in order to engender fresh thinking.

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 18.45 – 20.45, starts 24 January. This is the second term of a three-term course. Priority booking for terms two and 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.

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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