Advanced Poetry Workshop with Astrid Alben (Summer 2022)

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Astrid Alben (Summer 2022)

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 3 May 2022. Sessions for this course will take place at Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA. This is the third of a three-term course and all places are currently reserved for continuing students, who have a 2-week Priority Booking period. Any remaining places will be made available to new students on 21 February. 

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]. 

To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. More information about how our In-Person Courses work can be found on the In-Person 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. Little Dead Rabbit is due out in 2022. 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.comGranta 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 the current Chair of Poetry London. 

'Astrid is a terrific poet and teacher!'

- Spring 2021 survey response

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