Fortnightly Feedback with Shivanee Ramlochan

Fortnightly Feedback with Shivanee Ramlochan

Knock your loose poems into shape with some concentrated feedback from poet and essayist, Shivanee Ramlochan.

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. 

17 Jan– course start 

31 Jan – 1st poem submission deadline (feedback from Shivanee posted by 7 Feb) 

14 Feb – 2nd poem submission deadline (feedback from Shivanee posted by 21 Feb 

28 Feb – 3rd poem submission deadline (feedback from Shivanee posted by 7 Mar 

14 Mar – 4th poem submission deadline (feedback from Shivanee posted by 21 Mar 

28 Mar – 5th poem submission deadline (feedback from Shivanee posted by 4 Apr) 


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 Shivanee Ramlochan View Profile

Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet and essayist. Her first book of poems, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting (Peepal Tree Press, 2017) was a finalist for the 2018 People’s Choice T&T Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Shivanee was shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Prize for Poetry. ‘The Red Thread Cycle’, from her debut collection, won a Small Axe Literary Competition Prize for Poetry (second-place), and was on audiovisual display at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas in 2019. She has received residencies from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Millay Arts, and Catapult Caribbean Arts Grant. She has served as a poetry reader and judge for The Forward Prizes, Commonwealth Writers, Honeysuckle Press, Moko Magazine, and others. Her second book, Unkillable, a non-fiction narrative on Indo-Caribbean women’s disobedience, is forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2022. Find Shivanee’s work online at 

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