Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron (Spring 2022)

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron (Spring 2022)

An advanced weekly workshop group with the inimitable Mark Waldron.

* This course will take place on video-conferencing platform ZOOM *

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.

10 weekly Zoom sessions on Wednesdays, 6.45–8.45pm, starts 19 January 2022. This is the second 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 22 November.

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.

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 Video Courses work can be found on the Video 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 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.

'Mark is a wonderful instructor, and the group feedback was always warm and insightful. There was a great sense of community in this course. I think this is mostly thanks to Mark's ability to facilitate interesting discussions, and the way he structures each session so that everyone gets a chance to participate.'

- Summer 2021 Survey Response

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