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NaPoWriMo 2017

Private Group with 574 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.

What Are You Reading?

Public Group with 5,526 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 5,577 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 5,534 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 4,581 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 4,501 members

Interesting poetical tidbits from across the web.

Shadow of Violence Studio

Private Course Group with 17 members

Cause disquiet, increase tension and leave a shadow of violence on your reader that lingers long after the closing line

Queer Studio

Private Group with 19 members

How might we eschew a life built upon lies, secrets and silence? And how might a “queer” poetics free us of our emotional chains?

MA in Writing Poetry 2017/19

Private Group with 14 members

This is a group for students enrolled on the Poetry School’s MA in Writing Poetry in partnership with Newcastle University, 2017/19.

Fortnightly Feedback with Victoria Kennefick

Private Course Group with 18 members

Knock those loose poems into shape with some concentrated feedback.

Poem submission deadlines:

POEM 1 – FEBRUARY 5

POEM 2 – FEBRUARY 19

POEM 3 – MARCH 5

POEM 4 – MARCH 19

POEM 5 – APRIL 2 (EASTER MONDAY)

Routes into Poetry 2017/18

Private Group with 23 members

For beginner writers who want to explore some definitions of poetry; and to start some structured learning about rhyme, metre, verse forms, lineation and stanzas.