Poetry Colloquiums

The Poetry Colloquiums are aimed at writers wishing to explore topics in poetry as a means of developing their own work. They follow a seminar format and run for six weeks.

Readings, including poems, essays on poetry, and interviews with poets, are distributed a week ahead as springboards into the following week’s discussion. Each week there is also a roundtable where participants present questions or ideas they’re grappling with in their own practice.

Watch this space for news of the next colloquium. Contact Deanna to add your name to the mailing list.


“I appreciate the way you encourage us to think of ourselves and one another as artists. The discussions we have, without focussing on our own work directly, as in a workshop, nonetheless lead us to central questions that we need to ask about our work.” – Colloquium participant

“Tonight was wonderful, as each of the other nights have been. S and I were talking afterwards, saying how the sessions are affecting our work in such a positive way, almost at a sub-conscious level. Thank you!” – Colloquium participant

“I appreciated the range of readings and the exposure to poets I was not familiar with. Receiving feedback on my poems was an important component of the colloquium. Your knowledge of poets and poetry was most impressive.” – Colloquium participant

“[I]t was an enriching experience… And so much fun being able to discuss specific poems and poetics with a group of interested and interesting peers.” — Colloquium participant