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Poetry Feedback Session with Cath Drake 3/10/21

How do you make a good poem really good?   For those serious about honing their poems, try this structured small group feedback (six people only), with award-winning poet, Cath Drake.

Receive in-depth feedback on one poem (15mins each) and learn how to feedback effectively yourself. 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.

Who is it for? Those who have had some experience of writing poems – you may not have had many poems published.

How does it work? After you enroll, send me your  ONE poem for feedback by 29/9/21 – no more than 1.5 pages long or 1 page, if dense / prose format (ideally, shorter poems- edit all the unnecessary lines and words as much as possible). You’ll be send the group’s 6 poems a few days in advance to read and makes notes in advance, plus a broad format for the feedback process.

Australian Cath Drake’s collection The Shaking City (Seren Books), highly commended in the 2020 Forward Prizes, was described by Philip Gross as ‘a guide to staying clear-eyed, combative and caring in unsettling times.’. It follows Sleeping with Rivers which won the Seren/Mslexia poetry pamphlet prize and was a Poetry Book Society choice. Cath’s prizes include a second in the 2017 Resurgence Poetry School eco-poetry prize (now called Ginkgo) and highly commended in 2019. She teaches writing in the UK, Australia and online. She’s an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer with a specialism in environmental issues, holding a post graduate qualification in environmental science. Cath is also a mindfulness teacher.

2.5 hours long

Max. 6 people

£25 GBP (exchange rate automatically calculated by STRIPE)

Sunday 3rd October,  start time 10am UK //  5pm Perth, Australia // 7pm Australian EST

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Part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture: Who are we now? How can we describe, challenge or create new connections with our land and people in the 2020s?

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Oct 03 2021

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  • Date: Oct 03 2021




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