Our Spring Term is now live and we’ve got a whole host of brilliant tutors and courses lined up, so be sure to book promptly to avoid disappointment. Below is our handy Quick Course Guide, where you’ll find everything you’ll need to know.
Our classic ten-week online courses with Live Chats.
‘Blank Page & Blank Mind’: Joyful Refusal in the Surreal Narrative with Vik Shirley
Let your poetry think for you as we take a break from the day-to-day.
Address & the Strange Communication of Poetry with Cat Woodward
Who does a poem ‘speak’ to, and who (or what) is ‘speaking’?
If Trees Could Flee with Sarah Byrne
Construct functioning habitats for your work that host disaster, disappearance and destruction.
Online courses without Live Chats, suitable for students in all time zones.
Lyric Essays: Rumination, Speculation, Love with Sophie Seita
Encounter and experiment with the essayistic, as we blend poetry, memoir, and criticism to create radical new forms.
Unravelling Mothers with Jennifer Wong
Rediscover this poignant theme through poetry that resists stereotypes and reimagines the experience of motherhood.
Language as Material: Scrapbooking & Poetry Generation with Zakia Carpenter-Hall
Language can be remade and re-envisioned through poetry, join us to expand your practice and explore different techniques in this area.
Radio Silence with Emma Bolland
Radio Silence considers the absence of voice in writing—what it is to be silenced, what it is to refuse to speak, what it is to be untranslatable.
Transcend culture, languages, and genres to write poems and translations in response to wide readings.
Transreading Multimedia Practice: Honing Playfulness in a Post-Truth World with Sophie Herxheimer
Defy preciousness, mine rubbish, and dice with magic.
‘That change in the texture of my attention’: Transreading Kathleen Jamie with Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese
Let’s bring to the surface ‘the mutability of earthly existence’.
Machines Poétiques: Transreading Twentieth-Century French Poetry with Iris Colomb & Jérémie Wenger
Stretch and twist language(s) in this course examining the mechanical and multilingual practices.
Multilingual Poetry from Shakespeare Outwards with David Caddy
Explore the transgressive practices of Multilingual Poetry, taking inspiration from Shakespeare to contemporary writers, to resist monoculturalism!
Advanced and in-depth courses focusing on craft and theory.
Reclaiming the ‘I’: Masterclass with Leah Umansky
Rediscover the ‘I’ and examine the delights of its persona.
‘Having-Been-There’ – The Poetry of Photography Masterclass with Agnieszka Studzińska
Investigate the possibilities and potency of photographic images through poetry.
The Body Electric Masterclass with Richard Georges
What are the ways the body prepares us for what lies beyond the physical?
On Verticality: Masterclass with JR Carpenter
Break free from the planet’s two-dimensional surface and explore the dizzying heights of verticality in your writing.
Receive thoughtful critiques of 5 poems from your peers and an esteemed tutor.
Fortnightly Feedback with Holly Hopkins
Knock your loose poems into shape with some concentrated feedback from the poet and editor.
Short, intensive courses focusing on writing and inspiration.
Poetry Party Studio+ with Gboyega A Odubanjo & Cai Draper
Join Gboyega and Cai for this course exploring and expanding your minds through poetry that parties.
Poetry Through Theatre: Experiments from the Stage Studio+ with Vilde B. Torset
Explore the poetic dimensions of avant-garde theatre and discover new possibilities at the intersection of poem and play.
Video & In Person
Our flagship weekly workshop groups where you’ll find thoughtful critique and a welcoming poetry community.
Advanced Poetry Workshop with Anthony Anaxagorou | Zoom
Develop your writing through discussion and feedback in this advanced workshop.
Creative Constraint with Jacqueline Saphra | Zoom
Mix up your writing, and learn new skills and techniques.
What Next? (Advanced) with Wayne Holloway-Smith | Zoom
Challenge yourself, elevate your writing, and take the next steps in your poetry career.
Advanced Poetry Workshop with Astrid Alben | In Person
An exciting new advanced workshop group with the innovative Astrid Alben.
What Now? (Intermediate) with Wayne Holloway-Smith | Zoom
Bring your writing to the next level and explore contemporary poetry’s cutting-edge.
Wednesday Workshop with Tim Dooley | In Person
Our long-running weekly workshop for poets looking to develop their individual voice and technique.
Live Wires: Starting to Write with Meryl Pugh | Zoom
Spark your creativity and take your first steps into the world of poetry!
Finding the Form; Breaking the Mould with Shazea Quraishi | Zoom
Hone your craft, explore poetry’s inner workings, and look at techniques to help your poems achieve lift-off.
Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron | Zoom
An advanced weekly workshop group with the inimitable Mark Waldron.
Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Natasha Hakimi | Zoom
Our weekly workshop for intermediate poets looking to develop their work.
Advanced Poetry Workshop with Richard Price | Zoom
Join this group for rigorous discussion of your writing with the acclaimed poet.
Saturday Sessions with Ros Barber | Zoom
Monthly all-day Saturday workshops with Ros Barber.
Get in depth with these one-term courses over five sessions.
Writing After the Films of Stanley Kubrick with Chrissy Williams | Zoom
Explore the unconventional in this workshop inspired by one of cinema’s most-influential directors.
Where Words Meet Music with Ben See & Special Guests | Zoom
Poetry and song combine in this 5-session course shaped by exciting voices from the music industry.
Vows: How to Write Poems for Weddings with Lewis Buxton | Zoom
All you need is love – and this course exploring different approaches from Shakespearean sonnets to Richard Curtis scripts.
Poetry that Burns Through the Page with Rebecca Levi | Zoom
Spark new ideas and develop the tools to transform your poetry into works of art.
Being Poet Puppeteer: Writing Page-Turning Narrative Sequences with Elaine Baker | Zoom
Pull the strings on your own narrative sequence as we read, and revel in, contemporary poets innovating the form.
ONE- & TWO-DAY WORKSHOPS
Intensive classes on inspiring topics and 1-2-1 surgeries with renowned tutors.
The Re-Enchanted Earth with Eleanor Penny | In Person
Think mushroom thoughts and write a world springing back into life.
The Body-ody-ody-ody – A Study with Rachel Long | Zoom
Giving your poetic body a physical presence.
Poetry Surgery with Meryl Pugh | Zoom
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Meryl Pugh.
Pamphleteering with Katrina Naomi | In Person
The pamphlet process, demystified: from putting your first chapbook together to choosing a publisher and how to approach editors.