Advanced Poetry Feedback Workshops


Monthly online poetry feedback & writing inspiration
How do you make a good poem really good?  Join a high quality international online poetry feedback group to focus on honing your poetry. Receive encouragement, inspiration and constructive feedback and get your poems ready for submission.
Workshops are SMALL GROUPS, limited to 6 participants. Bring a poem for group feedback to each session. Poems are due the Sunday before each workshop and distributed to participants in advance. We use Zoom, ideally the functionality on a laptop/computer rather than a phone.
There are 6 sessions, 2.5 hours each, with a short break. I open the session 15mins early for an optional social chat
Each session will also include discussion of a contemporary poem and a writing inspiration prompt for the month. 
Who is it for? Practicing poets who are generating work and want to continue to improve, to make a step change in the quality of their work. Both assessing the work of others and listening to how people receive your work is crucial in building skills in editing and re-drafting to create the best poems.
Cost:  £150GBP   or     $290AUD   
These are ongoing and could be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the availability of participants:  10am -12.30 UK Time  //  5-7.30pm Western Australia // 7-9.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. Timing can also be negotiable according to group preference also.
To apply for the next workshop: contact me and tell me where you are in the world and a little about your writing. Send me a couple of your best poems.  Let me know what days suit you.  Get in touch if you want to know more.

Writers will have the opportunity to take part in a reading later in the year as part of the Where are We Now? Courageous Connections in Poetry in the 2020s series where UK and Australia poets exploring courageous connections with our land and people in the 2020s.

About the facilitator:  Cath Drake’s collection ‘The Shaking City’ was published by Seren Books as highly commended in the Forward Prizes, It follows ‘Sleeping with Rivers’ which won the Seren/Mslexia poetry pamphlet prize and was a Poetry Book Society choice. Cath has published in literary journals in the UK, US, Australia and Ireland. She was included in ‘Best Australian Poetry 2014’, won two Arts Council England awards, shortlisted for various prizes including the Manchester Poetry Prize, and came second in the 2017 Poetry School eco-poetry prize (now called Ginkgo) plus highly commended for the same prize in 2019. Cath is also an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer.