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The Poetry School

Mimi is the founder of the Poetry School and was the Coordinator from 1997-2004.

The Poetry School offers a comprehensive programme of events led by practitioners who are not only recognised for their artistic achievements but for their ability to inspire and instruct. Courses and workshops are held at spectacular venues across the UK including in Aldeburgh, Bath, Dorchester, Exeter, Falmouth, London, Manchester and Newcastle. The School is committed to new writing and to the nurturing of exciting talent and welcomes everyone regardless of formal qualifications or experience.

Since its inception, Mimi has been a core tutor for The Poetry School. Courses she has previously led include her acclaimed Versification and Advanced Versification annual courses, The Long Poem Workshop, Stealing the Language, Finding the Form, Giving Good Readings and Saturday Workshops. Please check with the School for current courses.

'I have been a student of The Poetry School for about six years.  Throughout my life I have been taught by many good teachers, have been a colleague to many good teachers and have aspired to be a good teacher myself.  Mimi is a truly great teacher.  She is warm, humorous, generous, exacting.  She has appreciated my work and spurred me on to make it better.  She has widened my knowledge and understanding of poetry and what it is to be a poet.  She continues to inspire and surprise me.’ – Kate Ling

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