Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron

An advanced weekly workshop group with the inimitable Mark Waldron.

* This course will take place on the 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 (BST), starts 10 May 2023. 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 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. 

‘I’m hugely grateful to Mark for running such warm, encouraging, and engaging sessions. I always find the work by other poets that Mark brings to the first half of the sessions to be stimulating and exciting, and the discussion of group members’ work in the second half is always enlightening too. The group is a total delight to be part of and participating has been enormously helpful in getting me writing again.’

- Autumn 2022 survey response

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