Susan Wicks Kent Seminar

Susan Wicks Kent Seminar

Intimate monthly seminars with Susan Wicks in Kent.

* To ensure the safety of our tutors and students, the first few sessions will take place on the video-conferencing platform, ZOOM *

Monthly seminar groups with Susan Wicks, featuring close reading, in-depth discussion and feedback on your poems-in-progress, as well guidance on your next steps as a poet and conversation around contemporary poetry. With a maximum of eight students, these seminars provide an intimate setting and generate supportive and critical friendships, helping you to become part of your local poetry community.

Entry into this group is by application only. If you would like to sign up, please contact the office for information and we will assist you in the application process. Do not book online before applying.

8 x monthly sessions between October and May. The first 3 sessions of the year will run on Zoom, with the remaining 5 being scheduled to take place in person, in Susan’s home. Classes will run 10am–1pm on the below dates.

2-Oct (Zoom)
6-Nov (Zoom)
4-Dec (Zoom)

More information about how all our seminars work can be found on the Seminars Course Page.

About Susan Wicks View Profile

Susan Wicks has published seven collections of poetry, four of them with Bloodaxe Books: The Months (2016), House of Tongues (2011), De-iced (2007) and Night Toad: New & Selected Poems (2003), which includes a selection from three earlier books published by Faber: Singing Underwater, winner of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize; Open Diagnosis, which was one of the Poetry Society’s New Generation Poets titles; and The Clever Daughter, a Poetry Book Society Choice which was shortlisted for both T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes. House of TonguesNight Toad, Singing Underwater and The Months are all Poetry Book Society Recommendations.

She has also published three novels, The Key (Faber, 1997), Little Thing (Faber, 1998) and A Place to Stop (Salt, 2012), a short memoir, Driving My Father (Faber, 1995), and a collection of short fiction, Roll Up for the Arabian Derby(Bluechrome, 2008). Her two book-length translations of the French poet Valérie Rouzeau, Cold Spring in Winter (Arc, 2009) and Talking Vrouz (Arc, 2013) have between them won the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation from French and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize for Literary Translation, and been shortlisted for the the International Griffin Prize for Poetry.

Born and raised in Kent, she lives in Tunbridge Wells, and is a freelance writer and translator.

‘The Poetry School and its tutors has restored my confidence in my poetry and process, given me new avenues of reading and thought, along with connecting me to like-minded, but still different, practitioners.’

– Spring 2018 survey response

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