Poetry Surgery with Katharine Kilalea

Poetry Surgery with Katharine Kilalea

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Katharine Kilalea

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your work from acclaimed poet and novelist Katharine Kilalea, author of One Eye’d Leigh (Carcanet, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the novel OK, MR. FIELD (Faber, 2018).

Katharine will spend 30 January resident at the Poetry School, with four one-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 Katharine, 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.

All classes will be in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building.

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

About Katharine Kilalea View Profile

Katharine Kilalea grew up in South Africa and moved to the UK to study for an M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her debut poetry collection, One Eye’d Leigh (2009), was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize for writers under 30. She lives in London. Katharine’s debut novel, OK, MR. FIELD, was published in early June 2018 by Faber & Faber, and in the US in early July 2018 by Tim Duggan Books.

‘Totally brilliant best course at the Poetry School I have done!’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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