Poetry Surgery with Astrid Alben

Poetry Surgery with Astrid Alben

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Astrid Alben.

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your work from acclaimed poet and tutor Astrid Albenauthor of Plainspeak (Prototype, 2019).

Astrid will spend 24 October resident at the Poetry School, with four 1-hour slots available, for in-depth one-to-one discussion on your poetry; so, book a slot and prepare a selection of poems-in-progress for advice and guidance. 

The following slots are available: 


To book your session with Astrid, click ‘purchase course’ and then select a slot from the drop-down menu. You may submit up to 6 poems of no more than 150 lines total. Poems should be sent to [email protected] no less than 2 weeks before your session. 

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

About Astrid Alben View Profile

Astrid Alben is a poet, editor and translator. Her debut collection Ai! Ai! Pianissimo was published by Arc in 2011, introducing ‘a new and original voice in English poetry, serious and uncompromising’ (R.V. Bailey), and her second collection Plainspeak was published by Prototype in 2019Alben’s poems, translations and essays are widely published, including in the Times Literary Supplement and the Best of British Poetry Anthology 2015. To hear her poems visit astridalben.com, Granta[email protected] or the BBC Radio 4 Four Thought podcast. Alben is co-founder and artistic director of the arts and sciences initiative PARS; curator of site-specific events that are a mixture of theatre, art installation and scientific experiment; and editor of the ‘Findings on…’ series published by Lars Müller Publications. She is a trustee of the Poetry Translation Centre. 

‘Wonderful to have the chance to meet and be taught by master poets at the Poetry School... great way to get inspiration, new ideas and raise the level of my poetry.’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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