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.These one-hour sessions take place in a central location in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, near to parking, train, and bus links. For full details and to book a session, please see The Poetry Society website.
-Valerie Morton, author of Mango Tree
Robert occasionally offers a limited number of one-to-one poetry consultations to provide feedback and support. He takes 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.