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NaPoWriMo 2017

Public Group with 587 members

April is National Poetry Writing Month. Join us, and write a poem a day for the whole month! We’ll be supplying a fresh prompt every morning to get you writing, and an example poem to get you in the right frame of mind. Post your poems in the group, and share in the discussion! This group is open to everyone – invite your friends.

Prompts will be posted in the group (not via email). First, make sure you’re in the group, not on the Campus homepage, then click #NaPoWriMoPrompts at the top of the page to see all of the prompts.

David Lynch Studio

Private Course Group with 21 members

Write on Lynchian themes, including dreams, identity, sexuality and the supernatural world of love.

What Are You Reading?

Public Group with 4,536 members

An open group for people to share and discuss their poetry reading. What collections, pamphlets, anthologies and criticism are you reading – give us your reviews and recommendations.

News, Events, Happenings …

Public Group with 4,581 members

Tell us about your own poetry news – what events are you planning, which magazine has just accepted your poem, what competitions are you entering? We love to know what Poetry School students and friends are up to – this a place for you to blow your own trumpets!

Getting Started With CAMPUS

Public Group with 4,536 members

Join this group to find out basic information about Campus and how it works. If you have any questions about Campus that aren’t answered on the Welcome page, post them here. Please note that this group is monitored by Poetry School staff during office hours, so we might not always be able to answer your questions immediately, but we’ll get to them as soon as we can.

Show Us Your Poems

Public Group with 3,582 members

This public appreciation group is open to poets of all levels, from experienced workshop pros, to inexperienced writers new to CAMPUS. Post up to two poems a month and get public feedback. Maybe publish a new draft, or simply showcase one of your greatest hits? You write them and we read them.

The rules:

– Please post no more than 2 poems per calendar month.

– This group works on a ‘quid pro quo’ system – if you post a poem of your own into the group, then please leave a comment on someone else’s work. For each poem you upload, you should aim to offer your personal feedback on someone else’s work, particularly those who have received no comments so far.

– Please be sensitive to the experience and needs of the poet when and if you are commenting on his / her work. Constructive criticism helps writers develop their skills; inappropriately harsh commentary at the wrong point can stop them writing altogether.

Web Curios

Public Group with 3,503 members

Interesting poetical tidbits from across the web.

Thinking Studio

Private Course Group with 19 members

Explore how it feels to think – to hope, to notice, to change – and in so doing paint a vivid and familiar picture of how it feels to be human.

The Art of Memory: Poetry of the Past and Present

Private Course Group with 17 members

Investigate how poetry can engage with memory, both individual and collective, in order to reflect on the past and produce innovative work aiming towards the future.

Mixed Borders 2017

Private Group with 27 members

A private group for poets-in-residence and mentors on the 2017 Mixed Borders scheme.

Please do not click ‘Leave Group’ as this will remove you from the group permanently.

Women’s Sonnets Studio

Private Course Group with 15 members

Explore how women have claimed the sonnet as a vehicle of self-expression, and write your own sonnets.

Love & Lust

Private Course Group with 12 members

Be empowered to ‘make it new’ in writing about this most primal, universal force.

Routes into Poetry 2016 / 17

Private Group with 20 members

A course for beginners and intermediate writers who want structured learning about rhyme, metre, verse forms, lineation and stanzas.

This course is appropriate for beginners and those who have written some poetry but who would like to take a more structured approach to their writing. You will examine the basics of rhyme, metre, verse forms, lineation and stanza structure. Through exercises, reading, writing and feedback, you will also begin to construct a voice, to create shapes on the page and develop your first drafts with confidence. (If you are a complete beginner, we recommend you download our course How to Write Poetry before you take Tammy’s course).

Online Feedback Course with Kim Moore

Private Course Group with 20 members

Receive detailed feedback on your works in progress from your tutor and fellow students.

The deadlines for submitting poems are as follows:

Poem 1: Feb 6th

Poem 2: Feb 20th

Poem 3: March 6th

Poem 4: March 20th

Poem 5: April 3rd

Keeping Our Wits

Private Course Group with 9 members

Sharpen your wits with a look at 17th century poetry through contemporary eyes and at contemporary poetry through 17th century eyes.