Looking to take your work to the next level and develop your portfolio
Please note: This course is in a priority booking period for students enrolled on the previous term. Any remaining spaces will be made available to the general public from Monday 26 February.
Hands up if you’ve been working out your poems for some time now, and you don’t know where to go next. Maybe you feel like you need a new direction, a push. Hands up if you feel like you’ve been doing this thing for a while now, and have an inkling there’s a next level, but you’re confused as to what that is or quite how to get there. There are many routes into this next phase, and this course will present those to you. Whether you’re looking to construct a portfolio of your best work, thinking of getting your first pamphlet publication-ready, entering competitions, or simply looking for that new avenue of creative exploration, this course is for you. You will be part of a supportive network of critical poet-peers and exposed to some of the best new approaches to poetry available. You will discuss your own work extensively, alongside that of your class mates, and receive feedback and further advice, tailored to your individual needs as a writer. We’ll guide you toward the next stage of your poetry career.
10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, starts 14 May. This is the third term of a three-term course.
All classes will be in our new offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the Lower Road exit onto Surrey Quays Road, cross over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices are on the left.
More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.
About Wayne Holloway-Smith View Profile
Wayne Holloway-Smith was born in Wiltshire and lives in London. He received his PhD in English and Creative Writing from Brunel University in 2015. His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies. His pocketbook, Beloved, in case you’ve been wondering was published by Donut Press in 2011. He co-edits the online journal Poems in Which and teaches at the University of Hertfordshire. His first book-length collection, Alarum, was published by Bloodaxe in March 2017. He won the 2016 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize.
'The Poetry School employs talented tutors. Their inspiration, in the form of prompts and examples other poets' work, serves to generate new poems that you would never otherwise have written. It is useful to have deadlines to work to and peers to read and critique your work. An invaluable resource to beginners and established poets alike.'