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Lewis Buxton, Victoria Richards and Amelia Loulli Selected for Primers

The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are delighted to announce the three poets selected for Primers Volume Four, our mentoring and publication scheme.  After reading hundreds of submissions, the judges Kim Moore and Nine Arches editor Jane Commane have selected:   Lewis Buxton for Weight Victoria Richards for To be fifteen Amelia Loulli for Mother, Mother   Lewis Buxton…

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GASP by the New North Poets – Out NOW!

GASP  is a new free digital anthology from the New North Poets: Jasmine Chatfield, Michael Brown, Elizabeth Gibson, Maria Isakova Bennet and Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer. The New North Poets are a group of writers, who were selected to receive Northern Writers Awards from New Writing North. Over the last 18 months, they’ve received in-depth mentoring from the…

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National Poetry Day – One-Day Sale on One-Day Workshops!

To celebrate National Poetry Day today, we’re offering 20% off all our one-day workshops, for one-day only. Just use code NPD20 at the checkout stage online to receive 20% off the following courses: Working with Collage with Linda Black Experiment with collage and re-appropriation with Linda Black, learning how these processes can create exciting and original…

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Primers Volume Four Shortlist and Longlist Announced!

The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are thrilled to announce the shortlist and longlist for Primers Volume Four, our mentoring and publication scheme. After reading thousands of poems, judges Kim Moore and Jane Commane have selected ten manuscripts for the shortlist and 17 manuscripts for the longlist. We’ll be publishing poems by all of…

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#28for28: Sharing Space

Poetry School is sharing space. We are sharing our blog and broadcasting writers’ stories of those who experience indefinite immigration detention in the UK and those who work with them. We are also sharing our physical space: three of the tales – by Patience Agbabi, Neel Mukherjee, and Bernardine Evaristo – were filmed here at…

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Poetry in Aldeburgh Announce 2018 Line-Up

Curated by Paul Stephenson and Poetry School Full line up and tickets now available at www.poetryinaldeburgh.org    Over 100 of today’s most exciting poets from across the UK will come to the Suffolk coast to celebrate all things poetry with a weekend of 45 workshops, events and performances. We take as themes climate change, queer…

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Poetry School Bank Holiday Sale!

 Make the most of your bank holiday weekend with the Poetry School sale. Take 25% off selected Poetry School courses with voucher code BANKSALE!   Face-to-Face Courses   Fuck Lyric: Politics and Poetic Form with Joey Connolly (London, 10 week)): Join the fight and write new, original poems in support of poetry’s resistance against conservative conformity. Was £90. Now £67.50!…

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Interview with the Primers Three Winners: Sarala Estruch, Romalyn Ante and Aviva Dautch

With the deadline for Primers Volume Four, our mentoring, editing and publication scheme, just around the corner, we thought we’d catch up with last year’s Primers poets, Sarala Estruch, Romalyn Ante and Aviva Dautch to find out about their experience on the programme. You can buy their book, Primers Volume Three here!   First things first, how did it…

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Course Quick Guide – Autumn 2018

Face-to-Face Courses London Three Term Courses: The first term of our flagship year-long courses (3 x 10 week terms)   The Poet’s Toolkit (Autumn 2018) with Shazea Quraishi Explore poetry’s inner workings, hone your craft, and take a close look at various forms and techniques to help your poems achieve lift-off.   Pamphlet / Portfolio…

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We’re Hiring an Office Administrator – Join the Team!

Office Administrator We’re looking for an administrator with responsibility for the development of systems supporting course programme delivery. This a fixed-term, full-time post providing administrative support to the Poetry School’s core course programme, with additional responsibility for assessing and developing the systems supporting the delivery of the School’s programme, including its web-based databases. In the…

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Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry Open for Entries!

The Poetry School are delighted to announce the Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry. The Ginkgo Prize, formerly known as the Resurgence Prize, is a major international award for poems embracing ecological themes. The judges are poet and Poetry School co-founder Mimi Khalvati and another judge soon to be announced. The first prize is £5,000, second prize…

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Primers: Volume Four Mentoring and Publication Scheme Open for Entries

The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are excited to announce that Primers Volume Four is now open for entries. Primers is an annual mentoring and publication scheme organised by the Poetry School and Nine Arches Press. It provides a unique opportunity for talented poets to find publication and receive a programme of supportive feedback,…

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NaPoWriMo 2018 with the Poetry School

Get writing with The Poetry School for National Poetry Writing Month 2018. Join our free Campus group for NaPoWriMo and receive a writing prompt every morning, share your poems, and swap feedback with fellow poets. Last year, nearly 600 poets took part, and thousands of new poems were brought into the world. All you have to do to is join the group. Invite your friends!  

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Primers Volume 3 Launches in London on 3rd May

The London Launch of Primers: Volume Three by Romalyn Ante, Sarala Estruch and Aviva Dautch will take place on Thursday 3rd May at the Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, at 19:30. The poets will be introduced by Nine Arches Press editor Jane Commane and Primers selecting editor Hannah Lowe. The event is free and no…

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We’re moving!

              The Poetry School is delighted to announce that we are moving to 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. From the beginning of the Summer Term, our offices and London classrooms will move to this historic Grade II listed building, located just 2 minutes walk…

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Summer 2018 Courses Quick Guide

The Summer 2018 Term is now open for booking! We are delighted to open the booking period for the final term of our 20th anniversary year at the Poetry School. Remember that new students get 15% off all courses, just give us a call to get your discount! Concessions are available, and applications for bursaries –…

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Poetry School and Poet Paul Stephenson to Curate Poetry in Aldeburgh 2018

  The Poetry School and Poetry in Aldeburgh are delighted to announce that the 2018 Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival will be curated by the Poetry School and the poet Paul Stephenson. The three-day festival will take place on the weekend of 2nd-4th November, 2018 and feature readings, workshops, films, and more from internationally-renowned poets. With…

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Poetry School Christmas Sale – 25% Off Selected Courses!

Treat yourself or a friend with 25% off a selection of our Spring short courses in Manchester, Exeter, Bristol and London. Just use the code PUDDING at the checkout stage online to receive your discount! ❄ Digital Poetry with Maya Chowdhry (Manchester) – Was £90, Now £67.50 🎁 The Poetry of Rubbish with John Wedgwood…

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Sarala Estruch, Romalyn Ante and Aviva Dautch Selected for Primers Vol 3

Congratulations to Romalyn Ante, Sarala Estruch and Aviva Dautch, who have been selected for this year’s Primers! Each poet will receive mentoring from Hannah Lowe, editorial support from Jane Commane, and publication in Primers Volume Three with Nine Arches Press! Nine Arches editor and Primers judge, Jane Commane said: “Huge congratulations to our three finalists, and…

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Seán Hewitt Wins Resurgence Prize with the Poetry School!

  At a special reading yesterday at Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival, we announced the winners of the 2017 Resurgence Prize with the Poetry School. Our winner took home a cheque for £5,000 and will be attending an artists’ residency at Great Glemham. Second and third prize won £2,000 and £1,000 respectively. Congratulations all! Winners Winner: Ilex  by…

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Primers Volume 3 Shortlist and Longlist Announced!

The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are delighted to announce the shortlist and longlist for Primers Volume 3, a mentoring and publication scheme. After reading thousands of poems, judges Hannah Lowe and Jane Commane have selected ten manuscripts for the shortlist and nineteen manuscripts for the longlist. We’ll be publishing poems by all of…

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Mixed Borders III – a new CAMPUS Pamphlet

The Mixed Borders project is now in its third year. With our partners at the London Parks and Gardens Trust, we placed thirty poets-in-residence in gardens all around London for Open Squares Weekend. As well as entertaining the public, our poets wrote a huge number of excellent poems, a selection of which we’re delighted to…

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Vacancy: Senior Project Coordinator

A great opportunity to join the Poetry School’s dynamic and growing team in a key role as the charity celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Job Description This is a fantastic opportunity to join the UK’s largest provider of poetry education at a time of dynamic growth, celebration and development as Senior Project Coordinator. Founded in 1997…

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Free Workshop with Irit Sela

Irit Sela offers a systematic reading method that lets the text itself reveal how it works, how it can come to life, bringing us face to face with the true meaning of each word and how those words fit the ‘score’ of the piece. By looking at the text from different angles and practicing each…

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The Poetry School Summer Sale!

Welcome to The Poetry School Summer Sale! Celebrate the bank holiday weekend with 25% off selected courses in London, Bristol, Manchester and online. Just use code SUMMER at the checkout stage online to receive your discount. The offer ends on 8th September, so hurry! Online Signifying nothing? (Or, how to say diddly squat and not learn anything…

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