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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability No
  • Tutor Sarah Wardle
  • Course Code W21HMSA12B

What you will learn

A workshop for poems with a view to publication. A range of weekly themes, poets and forms inspire you to raise your game and take your poetry further, as you write work for peer and tutor review with student writing regularly appearing in Morley Magazine, South Bank Poetry and many other publications.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Shape and edit your poems more critically
  • Critique others' work more effectively
  • Be more confident when using poetic form
  • Have greater awareness of the range of contemporary poetry
  • Gain wider knowledge of opportunities for publication.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Sharing your own work each week, discussing contemporary poetry and participating in workshop feedback for fellow poets. A student may expect to have a poem ‘workshopped’ every two to three weeks. The pedagogic method is robust, lively, good humoured discussion and argument. Students will also learn by critical reading of published poems in class, and through weekly homework exercises.

    Entry requirements

    Students should be regular writers of poetry. They should have a good knowledge of contemporary poetry. They should be interested in publishing their work.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams.

    Students will have access to coursework via Morley Moodle and Microsoft Teams.

    Each week you will be expected to write a homework poem in response to assignments, set by theme, form, or device.

    What you need

    Pen and Paper

    Smartphone or laptop / tablet with WiFi

    What you can do next

    There are numerous more advanced poetry classes available: week-long residencies in establishments such as the Arvon Foundation, or, more seriously, a Masters in Poetry at the Universities of East Anglia, Sheffield Hallam, Glamorgan.