Poetry Surgery with Rebecca Watts

Poetry Surgery with Rebecca Watts

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with poet and tutor Rebecca Watts.

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your work from prize-winning poet and tutor Rebecca Watts, author of The Met Office Advises Caution (Carcanet, 2016) and Red Gloves (Carcanet, 2020). 

Rebecca will spend 10 February 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): 


Sessions for this course will take place on the video-conferencing platform ZOOM. To book your session, 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.  

More information about how our Video Courses work can be found on the Video Courses page. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]. 

About Rebecca Watts View Profile

Rebecca Watts’s debut poetry collection, The Met Office Advises Caution, was published by Carcanet in 2016 and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. It also featured in the Guardian and Financial Times ‘Best Books of 2016’ lists and was shortlisted for the 2017 Seamus Heaney Centre Prize. Her second collection, Red Gloves, was published by Carcanet in 2020 and won a Gladstone’s Library Writers-in-Residence award in 2022. Rebecca lives in Cambridge, where she works as a freelance editor, tutor and Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow. 

‘The Poetry School offers an amazing, wonderful, high-calibre, professional, warm, and welcoming environment of tutors and peers in which my poetry and my appreciation of poetry have flourished. I am forever grateful. I will be back for more classes!’

– Summer 2023 survey response

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