Poetry Surgery with Mina Gorji

Poetry Surgery with Mina Gorji

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Mina Gorji.

* This course will take place on video-conferencing platform ZOOM * 

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your work from celebrated poet and academic Mina Gorji, co-director of the Centre for John Clare Studies and author of art of escape.

Mina will spend 31 March 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 Mina, 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. 

If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]

About Mina Gorji View Profile

Mina Gorji was born in Tehran and lives in Cambridge where she is an Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Pembroke college. Her first collection, art of escape, was published by Carcanet in 2020 and was a Telegraph Book of the Month.  Her poems have appeared in Magma, London Magazine, PN Review, Poetry Review and New Poetries V as well as The Forward Poetry Anthology (2020) and Bloodaxe’s Staying Human (2020). In 2017, she judged the Resurgence (now Gingko) Prize with Lavinia Greenlaw. She has published a study of John Clare’s poetry (LUP) and a wide range of essays – on weeds, awkwardness, and listening for stars, among other things. She is a founding member of the Judith E. Wilson Centre for Poetics and a co-director of the Centre for John Clare Studies. She has taught writing workshops for Poetry Aldeburgh, Gingko Prize and Poetry School. 

'Having a dedicated hour with such an experienced and accomplished poet has been invaluable.'

- Summer 2021 Survey Response

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