I will again be offering a limited number of one-to-one “Poetry Surgeries” through the UK Poetry Society on Sunday, July 22nd. These one-hour sessions take place in a central location in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, near to parking, train, and bus links.
This is a great way to get new perspectives and reinvigorate your writing. So, if you or someone you know in Southeast England might be interested, please do have a look at The Poetry Society website to learn more and book your place.
Valerie Morton, author of two full-length collections of poetry, had this to say about our time together:
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.
Here’s to a summer full of great writing ahead!