A weekly workshop for poets looking to develop their individual voice and technique.
Please note: THIS COURSE IS NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE. If you purchase online, your card will be charged but your place will not be guaranteed. To apply for enrolment on this course, please contact the office for details.
This is a course suitable for intermediate writers who want to improve their skills and develop new work. You’ll look at published poems which are connected by form or theme, create your own poems in response, and then workshop them with your tutor and fellow students.
10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm, starts 21st September.
More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.
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Matthew Caley’s Thirst [Slow Dancer, 1999] was nominated for The Forward Prize for Best First Collection; that was followed by The Scene Of My Former Triumph [Wrecking Ball 2005]; Apparently [Bloodaxe, 2010] and his ‘lost second collection’ Professor Glass [Donut, 2011]. His work has been included in many anthologies including John Stammer’s Picador Book of Love Poems; Poems of The Decade and Roddy Lumsdens’ Identity Parade: New British & Irish Poets. He’s read at many venues/festivals both here and abroad including The National Portrait Gallery; The Globe Theatre, King’s Place, The Novi Sad International Poetry Festival, Alchemy in Prague, Stanza and Aldeburgh Festivals. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and several other wavelengths. He was also co-editor of Pop Fiction: The Song In Cinema. [Intellect, 2005]. His fifth collection Rake was published from Bloodaxe in early 2016.
I have always enjoyed writing in verse, but the Courses and workshops I have attended at the Poetry School have taught me about the craft of poetry and the various forms in which it can be most tellingly expressed.