Poetry School unveils autumn courses as online community notches up 1,000 members

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The Poetry School’s online community Campus now has more than 1,000 members, it has announced. Its online courses take place on Campus, and from next month there is Clare Pollard on The Poetry of Parenthood, Real and Imaginary Beasts with AB Jackson, Poetry and the Brain with Helen Mort, Richie McCaffrey's A Century of Scottish Poetry, Catherine Smith’s Verse Stories and many more. You can find out more about the courses here

Meanwhile in London the Poetry School will be starting a series of year-long courses, including Roddy Lumsden’s Form and Music, Kathryn Maris’ advanced workshop, Jacqueline Saphra’s Training the Poem and Hannah Lowe’s Generating Poems. Shorter courses of 10 weeks include Liane Strauss’ poetry foundation course, Judy Brown on the Stuff of Modern Living, Eva Salzman on modern nature poetry and Simon Barraclough on Samuel Beckett and Poetry.

In Manchester, students will be able to work with Helen Mort and have special access to Manchester museum’s collections to create work inspired by the exhibits, which will go on to be published in the Poetry School’s Campus Pamphlets series. There’s also a William Carlos Williams / Wallace Stevens reading course with Jeffrey Wainwright and a selection of Saturday Sessions with Ann and Peter Sansom. Exeter students can track the different approaches to writing lyric poetry through the 20th century with Andy Brown, and in Bristol Andrew Jamison’s course has a new venue, longer hours and more of a focus on feedback. In addition Poetry School seminar groups meet around the country. There are currently spaces in groups in Bridport, Exeter, Kent, Birmingham and Plymouth – email Jo at administration@poetryschool.com for details.

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