Poetry Surgery with Liz Berry

Poetry Surgery with Liz Berry

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Liz Berry.

*  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 Liz Berry, author of Black Country (Chatto, 2014) and The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018).

Liz will spend 8 May 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 Liz, 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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Liz Berry’s first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto, 2014), described as a “sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands” (the Guardian) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award, and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018.

'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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