An exciting new advanced workshop group with the innovative Astrid Alben.
This course is for advanced writers of poetry. Each week we will focus on developing your work-in-progress, including individual poems and poems-in-sequence, through reading, discussion, feedback, re-drafting, and discussion of poetics and direction. Over the term there will be set writing tasks, plus occasional focuses on a particular poet or artist/sculptor/composer to help engender fresh thinking, provoke discussion and expand your poetic practice.
10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, 6.45-8.45pm, starts 5 October 2021. This is the first of a three-term course.
Please note: Entry to this course is by application only. If you would like to join please send a submission of three poems to [email protected] by 1 September 2021.
If you book online before applying we cannot guarantee that you will be granted entry to the course. More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.
If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]
About Astrid Alben View Profile
Astrid Alben is a poet, editor and translator. Her debut collection Ai! Ai! Pianissimo was published by Arc in 2011, introducing ‘a new and original voice in English poetry, serious and uncompromising’ (R.V. Bailey), and her second collection Plainspeak was published by Prototype in 2019. Alben’s poems, translations and essays are widely published, including in the Times Literary Supplement and the Best of British Poetry Anthology 2015. To hear her poems, visit astridalben.com, Granta, [email protected] or the BBC Radio 4 Four Thought podcast. Alben is co-founder and artistic director of the arts and sciences initiative PARS; curator of site-specific events that are a mixture of theatre, art installation and scientific experiment; and editor of the ‘Findings on…’ series published by Lars Müller Publications. She is a trustee of the Poetry Translation Centre.
'The quality of tutor feedback was outstanding, as was the discussion and the attention paid to everyone's questions and comments.'