An 8-week course from 26 September – 21 November 2024 with a hiatus on 31 October, meeting from 20:00 – 21:00 Amsterdam time for 1-hour online Zoom sessions Thursdays. Class size for this Level III course is 6-10 people.



This course is open to poets who have completed at least two terms of our Level II Poetry or equivalent courses. If you’re new to our school or are not sure if you qualify, please reach out before registering.



In Level III, poets bring together the skills acquired in Levels I and II. The focus is on deepening the emotional connection in your poetry and further developing your own voice and material. Rather than exercises or set writing prompts, weekly reading assignments and in-class discussions provide inspiration and help you hone your technique. While about a third of the class is dedicated to revision, some students use each week to revise and extend previous work. Both approaches are welcome.

For the next several terms, our readings will come from Into English, edited by Martha Collins and Kevin Prufer (Graywolf Press, 2017). This international anthology, which provides multiple translations of each poem, offers unique insights into nuances of style and approaches to craft.



You can join the online sessions via computer, phone or tablet. If you can’t attend the live session, don’t worry—you’ll receive access to a recording so you don’t miss anything.

You’ll share your work by the following Tuesday (up to 2 pages single-spaced, double-spaced for prose poetry) via our online classroom and will receive written feedback from the teacher and fellow poets before the next live session. You will also be strengthening your editor’s eye through critiques of at least two other poets each week.



No matter how early you register, if something changes and you can’t join the course, you can let us know at least 72 hours before the first class (so we can offer your spot to someone else) and we’ll give you a complete refund. You can find the full details of our generous refund policy in our terms.

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