Fortnightly Feedback with Leah Umansky

Fortnightly Feedback with Leah Umansky

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

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.

15 May– course start
29 May – 1st poem submission deadline (feedback from Leah posted by 5 Jun)
12 Jun – 2nd poem submission deadline (feedback from Leah posted by 19 Jun)
26 Jun – 3rd poem submission deadline (feedback from Leah posted by 3 Jul)
10 Jul – 4th poem submission deadline (feedback from Leah posted by 17 Jul)
24 Jul – 5th poem submission deadline (feedback from Leah posted by 31 Jul)

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. 

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About Leah Umansky View Profile

Leah Umansky is the author of three books of poems, most recently OF TYRANT, forthcoming with The Word Works in 2024. She is currently working on a memoir, DELICATE MACHINE, an exploration of womanhood, hope, and heart in the face of grief and a global pandemic. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and has curated and hosted The COUPLET Reading Series in NYC since 2011. Her creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as The New York Times, POETRY, Banshee, Magma Poetry, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, Guesthouse, and River Mouth Review. She can be found at

'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

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