Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron (Spring 2020)

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron (Spring 2020)

Develop your writing through discussion and feedback in this advanced course with Mark Waldron

* Students from Term 1 will be given priority booking for this course. General booking for any remaining places will open on 25 November *

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. Weekly writing tasks, plus occasional focuses on a particular practitioner/poet/book, or a tangential-but relevant session will engender fresh thinking.

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] If you book online before applying we cannot guarantee that you will be granted entry to the course.

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays, 6.45-8.45pm, starts 22 January. This is the second of a three-term course.

All classes will be in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building.

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

A 10% discount is available to residents local to the Poetry School (anyone currently living in Rotherhithe, Riverside, Surrey Docks, South Bermondsey, Grange or Livesey).
Please contact [email protected] for further information.

About Mark Waldron View Profile

Mark Waldron was born in New York in 1960 and grew up in London. He works in the advertising business and lives in East London with his wife and son. He began writing poetry in his early 40s and in 2014 was named one of the Next Generation Poets by the Poetry Book Society. He published two collections with Salt, The Brand New Dark (2008) and The Itchy Sea (2011), and his third collection, Meanwhile, Trees, was published by Bloodaxe in 2016. His fourth collection, Sweet, like Rinky-Dink, came out from Bloodaxe in May 2019.

‘There is a very good chemistry in the class. Feedback is always constructive. Mark makes everyone feel welcome and also brings in poetry from an interesting range of poets.’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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