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Small group intensive poetry feedback workshops

Monthly online international poetry feedback session to polish your poems 

How do you make a good poems really good?  Join a high quality 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 only.

Who is it for? Poets who are generating work and passionate about continuing to expand their practice of writing poetry. 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. These workshops are for intermediate to advanced poets. It’s immensely enjoyable!

How does it work? Send a poem in advance 4 days prior to each session (you’ll get a reminder email) so we can all read them in advance of the feedback session.  We use Zoom, ideally the functionality on a laptop/computer rather than a phone.

Sessions are 2.5 hours long with a short break. I open the session 15mins early for an optional social chat and to settle in.

Dates, Cost & Places

6 sessions over 6 months: GBP£150,

For other currencies, including $AUD, a cost effective exchange rate is automatically calculated by STRIPE.

Usually Wednesdays and Mondays, but other days are possible.

Usually 9.30am UK time / 4.30pm Perth Australia / 6.30 Sydney  Australia – times will be later for Aussies after October as the clocks change and they can vary depending on group preference

A useful link for checking other timezones:


If you are interested get in touch and send me a couple of your poems 



The Facilitator

Australian Cath Drake has a calibrating eye for poetry. Her collection The Shaking City (Seren Books), highly commended in the 2020 Forward Prizes and longlisted in the international Laurel Prize. It 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 has been published in anthologies and literary journals in Ireland, US and Australia. Her other prizes include a second in the 2017 Resurgence Poetry School eco-poetry prize (now called Ginkgo) and shortlisted for the Manchester and Bridport poetry prizes. She has been writer-in-residence at KSP writers’ centre in Australia and The Albany in London. She’s also an award-winning journalist and mindfulness teacher.

Part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture 2021-22, a major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations. Who are we now? How can we describe, challenge or create new connections with our land and people in the 2020s?




Book Event

Poetry Feedback MONDAY group : 2 sessions, 9 May, 6 June 2022
Available Tickets: 1
The Poetry Feedback MONDAY group : 2 sessions, 9 May, 6 June 2022 ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


Oct 10 2022 - Feb 28 2023

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 10 2022 - Feb 28 2023
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