Poems About Growing Up

Poems About Growing Up

Writing rites of passage; take inspiration from the teenaged and developmental for new coming-of-age poems.

* This course will take place on video-conferencing platform ZOOM *

As Spring begins and new life flourishes, join Lewis Buxton for writing poems about growing up. We will look at all the different rites of passage, trials, tribulations and traumas of growing up, as well as the moments to celebrate. We will explore pop-culture coming-of-age stories and find new ways of making the most sentimental and nostalgic moments into fully fledged poems. Delving into both personal and imagined growings up, we will look at Andrew McMillan, Kayo Chingonyi, John Donne, Sharon Olds, and Tracy K Smith to find new ways of telling these stories. 

 5 fortnightly Zoom sessions on Thursdays, 7–9pm (BST), starts 18 January 2024. To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to administ[email protected]. Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. More information about how our Video Courses work can be found on the Video Courses page. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected].

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About Lewis Buxton View Profile

Lewis Buxton is a poet and performer. His work has appeared in Poetry Review, The Rialto, and The Independent and won the Winchester Poetry Prize. Boy in Various Poses (Nine Arches Press) was his first collection published in 2021. 

‘The Poetry School offers an amazing, wonderful, high-calibre, professional, warm, and welcoming environment of tutors and peers in which my poetry and my appreciation of poetry have flourished. I am forever grateful. I will be back for more classes!’

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