Vows: How to Write Poems for Weddings (Spring 2023)

Vows: How to Write Poems for Weddings (Spring 2023)

All you need is love – and this course exploring different approaches from Shakespearean sonnets to Richard Curtis scripts.

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

Throughout this course we will explore the different kinds of poems that can be read at weddings – from Shakespearean sonnets to Richard Curtis scripts, we will look at the different forms, phrases, and ways of approaching love poems and poems about marriage.  

The course will be loosely structured around ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ looking at poetry by Michael Symmons Roberts, Maggie Nelson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil and many others. If you need to write a poem for an occasion, this is the course for you!

5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays, 7–9pm (GMT), starts 26 January 2023. 

To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. 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]. 

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About Lewis Buxton View Profile

Lewis Buxton is a poet, performer and arts producer. His poems have appeared in The Rialto, Magma, Ambit, and Poetry Review. He has won the Winchester Poetry Prize and received the UEA Literary Festival Bursary and is the Co-Director of TOAST. His first collection Boy in Various Poses was published by Nine Arches Press in 2021. He lives in Norfolk.

‘Poetry School made a great contribution to my writing. Working as a group and learning from others was my highlight.'

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