Poetry Surgery with Fiona Benson

Poetry Surgery with Fiona Benson

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Fiona Benson.

*  To ensure the safety of our tutors and students, this course will take place on video-conferencing platform, ZOOM *

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your work from prize-winning poet and tutor Fiona Benson, author of Bright Travellers (Cape, 2014) and Vertigo & Ghost (Cape, 2019).

Fiona will spend 10 July resident with 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 (all times given in GMT):


To book your session with Fiona, 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.

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Fiona Benson’s collection Bright Travellers, received the 2015 Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for First Full Collection and the 2015 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Her second book, Vertigo & Ghost, won the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2019, the Roehampton Prize for Best Poetry Collection 2019, and was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020.

'The one-to-one feedback session was incredibly helpful and insightful. Really felt that the tutor engaged with the scope of the poems and their conceptual framework.'

– Autumn 2020 survey response

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