Poetry Surgery with Richard Scott

Poetry Surgery with Richard Scott

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Richard Scott

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your work from acclaimed poet Richard Scott, author of Soho (Faber) and Wound (Rialto), and the recipient of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016.

Richard will spend 2 November 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 Richard, 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 administration@poetryschool.com 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 Richard Scott View Profile

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Poetry ReviewPoetry LondonSwimmersThe Poetry of Sex (Penguin) and Butt Magazine. He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry Mentee and a member of the Aldeburgh 8. His pamphlet ‘Wound’ (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem ‘crocodile’ won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. Soho (Faber & Faber, 2018) is his first book and was nominated for the 2018 Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

‘I’m a member of a local Poetry School workshop that meets monthly – it has transformed my writing, my knowledge and my confidence and given me a community of fellow poets to share work with. Joining is one of the best things I’ve done!’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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