Intimate monthly seminars with John Greening in Cambridge.
Monthly seminar groups with John Greening in Cambridge, featuring close reading, in-depth discussion and feedback on your poems-in-progress, as well as conversation around contemporary poetry and guidance on your next steps as a poet. With a maximum of eight students in each group, these seminars provide an intimate setting and generate supportive and critical friendships, helping you to become part of your local poetry community.
Entry into the seminars is by application only. If you would like to sign up, please contact the office for information and we will assist you in the application process. Do not book online before applying.
8 x monthly sessions in the Michaelhouse Centre (CB2 1SU): Classes will be on the below dates and times:
12-Oct – 1.30–4pm
16-Nov – 2–4:30pm
14-Dec – 10.30am–1pm
11-Jan – 10.30am–1pm
08-Feb – 10.30am–1pm
14-Mar – 10.30am–1pm
18-Apr – 2–4:30pm
09-May – 10.30am–1pm
More information about how all our seminars work can be found on the Seminars Course Page.
About John Greening View Profile
John Greening was awarded the Alexandria Poetry Prize before publication of his earliest books, Westerners (Hippopotamus Press, 1982) and The Tutankhamun Variations (Bloodaxe, 1991). A dozen further collections followed, notably Hunts: Poems 1979-2009 (Greenwich Exchange, 2009), and To the War Poets (Carcanet, 2013). Over the last decades, he has edited the work of Edmund Blunden and Geoffrey Grigson, produced several anthologies, and written studies of Elizabethan Love Poets, Yeats, Hardy, First World War Poets, Edward Thomas and Ted Hughes. Among other awards, he has won an Arvon (judged by Hughes and Heaney), the Bridport and a Cholmondeley. A long-time reviewer for the TLS and an Eric Gregory judge, he has appeared at the British Academy and Shakespeare’s Globe, performing his own work or talking about other people’s, and has contributed to various radio and television programmes. Collaborations include the sequence, Heath, with Penelope Shuttle, libretti for composers Cecilia McDowall and Philip Lancaster, and contributions to baritone Roderick Williams’s Schubert Project. John Greening has held several Fellowships, most recently for the RLF at Newnham College, Cambridge.
‘The courses have helped extend my range as a poet and given me more confidence to experiment.’