One of our flagship advanced workshops, with the added perk of special guests each term.
Please note: Entry to this course is by application only. If you would like to join please send a submission of three poems to firstname.lastname@example.org If you book online before applying we cannot guarantee that you will be granted entry to the course.
This advanced course will focus on the development of your own poetry through weekly homework exercises, reading assignments, lively group discussions and in-depth feedback on your poems-in-progress. Three visiting poets per term will give a short reading and discussion of their work, answer questions, and offer feedback on student poems. Autumn guests are subject to final confirmation and will be announced shortly. To apply: contact the office for details.
10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 11am – 1pm, starts 2 Oct. This is the first term of a three-term course. There will be no class on 16 Oct, and the final session will be on 11 December.
All classes will be in our new 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.
About Kathryn Maris View Profile
Kathryn Maris is originally from New York and has lived in London since 1999. Her previous collections are The Book of Jobs (Four Way Books, 2006), God Loves You (Seren, 2013), and a pamphlet 2008 (If a Leaf Falls, 2016). Her poetry has been published widely, including in Granta, The Nation, The New Statesman, Poetry, The Best British Poetry (2012 and 2015), The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The Forward Book of Poetry 2017. A selection of her poetry appears alongside the work of Frederick Seidel and Sam Riviere in Penguin Modern Poets 5 (July 2017), and her third collection, The House With Only An Attic And A Basement, was published by Penguin in June 2018.
‘For me, the fact that Poetry School is about writing practice and process is incredibly valuable. So much else is focused on the finished product and publication, that a space which is so much about learning, craft, sharing and development is vital & unique.’