Fortnightly Feedback with Holly Hopkins

Fortnightly Feedback with Holly Hopkins

Knock your loose poems into shape with some concentrated feedback from poet and editor, Holly Hopkins.

Do you have a heap of poems that just won’t work, no matter how many revisions you make? Our Fortnightly Feedback course provides a place for the improvement of left-for-dead poems in need of resuscitation. Bring drafts of any shape or size once a fortnight for advice and feedback from your peers, before submitting a final draft to the tutor for detailed comment, criticism, and direction. These courses are ideal for those looking to ready poems for magazine submission. 

10 Jan – course start
24 Jan – 1st poem submission deadline (feedback from Holly posted by 31 Jan)
7 Feb – 2nd poem submission deadline (feedback from Holly posted by 14 Feb)
21 Feb – 3rd poem submission deadline (feedback from Holly posted by 28 Feb)
7 Mar – 4th poem submission deadline (feedback from Holly posted by 14 Mar)
21 Mar – 5th poem submission deadline (feedback from Holly posted by 28 Mar) 

Submit 5 poems (no more than 1 side of A4 per poem) for detailed feedback over the 11 weeks. No live chats. Suitable for UK & International students.  

To apply for a concessionary rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]. For more information visit our Online Courses page. 

Image Credit: tumblr_mjemtrmlGw1qz5g75o1

About Holly Hopkins View Profile

Holly Hopkins grew up in Berkshire, grew up even more in London, and now lives in Manchester. Holly’s first collection The English Summer (Penned in the Margins) is shortlisted for the Forward Prizes’ Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and was awarded the Poetry Book Society’s Special Commendation. Her debut pamphlet, Soon Every House Will Have One, won the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Holly has been an assistant editor of The Rialto. She has received an Eric Gregory Award, a Hawthornden Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the inaugural Women Poets’ Prize. Her poems feature in Carcanet New Poetries VIII and have been published in The Guardian, The Telegraph and The TLS. 

'It has given me the confidence to share poems. Feedback from students and tutors has been vital to learning about the editing process. It's got my poems into shape, some of which have gone on to be published and nominated for awards.'

- Spring 2022 survey response

Related Courses