Poetry Society Poetry Surgeries

“I learnt far more than I had imagined and left feeling very inspired.” -Andrew

I occasionally offer a limited number of one-to-one poetry consultations to provide feedback and support. I aim to take a friendly and sincere approach not only to the poems at hand, but to the development of a poet’s unique themes and approaches, and to strategies for sustaining a rewarding writing practice over time.

Having never done a ‘poetry surgery’ before I was a little apprehensive, but Robert Peake immediately put me at ease. He had done a lot of work on the poems I had sent in advance and helped me to look at them with new eyes. His thoughts and ideas helped me free up my language and inspired me to be braver with the material I had. I felt I was getting into a bit of a rut with my writing but I left this surgery feeling uplifted and encouraged to be unafraid to experiment more. It was one of the best value hours I have spent with a poet who I trust and whose own work I admire. It certainly helps lift a writer’s block.
-Valerie Morton, author of Mango Tree

These one-hour sessions take place online, arranged at a mutually-convenient time bearing in mind I am in the UK timezone. You can sign up here.

Availability is limited by my schedule, so these tend to fill up quickly.

You can add your name to my email list if you would like to hear more about upcoming opportunities in the future.

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