Editing and Submitting your Poetry

Mon 29 July 2024 - Fri 2 August 2024
Tutors / Zoë Brigley & Rhian Edwards
Guest Reader / Abeer Ameer (Digital)
Course Fee / From £ per person
Genre / Poetry
Language / English

Are you looking to submit your poetry for the first time? Are you looking to better understand and craft your creative voice? Do you want to learn how to create a concise and cohesive body of work? Join us for a replenishing, instructive and motivational week of poetry writing and editing with the multi-award-winning poets and joint poetry editors of Seren Books, Rhian Edwards and Zoë Brigley.

During the week, Zoë and Rhian will run group workshops on editing your poems, collating your poetry into collections and pamphlets, and will be on-hand to offer tips and advice on how to best pitch your work to magazines and publishers for consideration. A one-to-one tutorial with Zoë and Rhian will be offered to each participant and you will be invited to send a up to two poems each ahead of the course for comments and editorial advice.


Zoë Brigley

Zoë Brigley is a Welsh-American writer who works as Assistant Lecturer at the Ohio State University. She is an award-winning writer, receiving an Eric Gregory Award for the best British poets under 30, and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Zoë is the editor of Poetry Wales and Poetry Editor for Seren Books, together with Rhian Edwards. She has three Poetry Book Society recommended collections: The Secret (2007), Conquest (2012), and Hand & Skull (2019) all published by Bloodaxe. Her poetry chapbooks include Aubade After a French Movie (Broken Sleep, 2020) and Into Eros (Verve Publishing, 2021), and her non-fiction work include Notes from a Swing State (Parthian Books, 2020) and Otherworlds: Writing on Nature and Magic (Broken Sleep, 2021). In 2021, Zoë co-edited 100 Poems to Save the Earth (Seren) together with Kristian Evans, and she is also an editor for Modron magazine, writing on the ecological crisis.  


Rhian Edwards

Rhian Edwards is a multi-award-winning poet and poetry editor at Seren Books. Her first collection Clueless Dogs (Seren, 2012) won Wales Book of the Year 2013 and was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012. Rhian also won the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, winning both the Judges and Audience award. Rhian’s second collection The Estate Agent’s Daughter (Seren, 2020) was a National Poetry Day Recommended Read for 2020. Rhian’s poems have appeared in the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, New Statesman, Spectator, Poetry London, Poetry Wales, Arete, London Magazine, Stand and Planet. 


Guest Reader

Abeer Ameer (Digital)

Abeer Ameer’s poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies including Acumen, Poetry Wales, Planet, Atrium, Magma, The Rialto, New Welsh Review, The Poetry Review and Long Poem Magazine. She is a recipient of the Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme for 2020.Her debut poetry collection, Inhale/Exile, in which she shares stories from her Iraqi heritage, was published by Seren Books in February 2021. Inhale/Exile was selected to the Wales Literature Exchange Bookcase for 2021 and was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in 2022.  


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