Poetry Surgery with Timothy Donnelly (Spring 2021)

Poetry Surgery with Timothy Donnelly (Spring 2021)

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Timothy Donnelly.

* 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 acclaimed poet and tutor Timothy Donnelly, author of The Problem of the Many (Picador, 2020) and The Cloud Corporation (Picador, 2011).

Timothy will spend 12 Mar 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 Timothy, 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 all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

About Timothy Donnelly View Profile

Timothy Donnelly is the author of The Problem of the Many (Picador, 2020), winner of the inaugural Big Other Book Award for Poetry; The Cloud Corporation (Picador, 2012), winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; and Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003). He is a recipient of The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Prize and the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award as well as fellowships from the New York State Writers Institute and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and lives in Brooklyn with his family.

'The feedback I got from the surgery was really useful in giving me the confidence to share my work.'

– Summer 2020 survey response

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