Poetry Surgery with Maurice Riordan

Poetry Surgery with Maurice Riordan

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Maurice Riordan

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your work from acclaimed poet and editor Maurice Riordan, author of The Water Stealer (Faber & Faber, 2013) and The Holy Land (Faber & Faber, 2007), and previous editor of Poetry London and The Poetry Review.

Maurice will spend 29 February 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 Maurice, 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 Maurice Riordan View Profile

Maurice Riordan’s latest collection of poems is The Water Stealer (Faber, 2013).  Among his previous collections are The Holy Land (2007), Floods (2000) and A Word from the Loki (1995). He has been editor of Poetry London and The Poetry Review, and has also edited several anthologies, including The Finest Music: Early Irish Lyrics (Faber, 2014) and A Quark for Mister Mark: 101 Poems about Science (Faber, 2000). He is Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam University.

‘Generally an excellent tutor involving all the group. Good introduction to new poetry.’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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