Bring your writing to the next level and explore contemporary poetry’s cutting-edge.
* This course will take place on 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, starts 18 January 2022. This is the second of a three-term course and all places are currently reserved for continuing students, who have a 2-week Priority Booking period. Any remaining places will be made available to new students on 22 November.
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]
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.
'I have really enjoyed taking courses with Wayne. He is a delightful instructor who is truly committed to his students' work and seems to really pay attention to each individual's trajectory as a writer. I have enjoyed the impromptu style of the classes - sending pieces in advance of the class but without too much advance preparation/reading required was nice as everyone came to the sessions on the same page (occasional, optional homework for inspiration was good too). Wayne really made me feel welcomed over the course of three terms; he goes out of his way to engage and include each student. The structure of the classes was great as well.'