Bring your writing to the next level and explore contemporary poetry’s cutting-edge.
* This course will take place on the video-conferencing platform ZOOM *
Have you been writing poems for a while but aren’t sure where to go now? Would you like advice on different directions to take your drafts-in-progress? This course will present the many different answers to one of the essential questions in poetry: ‘what now?’. Whether you’re looking to be introduced to new writers, expand your practice, or start getting your poems competition-ready, this is the group for you.
Over each term, prize-winning tutor Wayne Holloway-Smith will guide you through some of the most interesting poetry being written today, lead discussions of your own work with a supportive network of poet-peers, and offer advice on the next steps for your poetry.
10 weekly Zoom sessions on Tuesdays, 6.45–8.45pm (BST), starts 3 October 2023.
To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to administ[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].
About Wayne Holloway-Smith View Profile
Wayne Holloway-Smith has published two collections of poetry, Alarum (Bloodaxe 2017), a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice, and Love Minus Love (Bloodaxe 2020), shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. He won the National Poetry Competition in 2018. Additionally, his pocketbook, Beloved, in case you’ve been wondering was published by Donut Press in 2011; I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE WENDING, an experimental unbound book of poems, was published by Prototype in 2018; his latest work, Lobsters, was published by Makina Books in 2021. He is currently the editor for Poetry Review.
‘I have found the course to be very worthwhile owing to Wayne’s excellent subject knowledge and feedback, as well as the interesting texts selected for reading. I have also found fellow students to be supportive and insightful in their commentary. I know that doing the course helps me to write more than I would do otherwise.’