Poetry Classes

A former lecturer in English & Creative Writing, (her ‘Women and Mother Ireland’ was published in Image & Power, Longman, 1995), Anne-Marie gives seminars for poets and readers of poetry (lasting from one-hour to all-day to six-week courses) on significant poets’ poets, with in-depth analysis of the work, together with context, lives, letters and early literary leanings. Frequently requested “subjects” include Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, Anne Sexton, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, Jane Kenyon, Eavan Boland…

Photos: Paul Stephenson


Festivals and organisations who’ve hosted Anne-Marie’s workshops, talks & poetry classes include:

  • Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Carmel CA
  • L’Age Baston, Angoulême, Charente
  • Faber Academy, London
  • Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
  • Bath Poetry Caf&#233
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville NY* Almassera Vella, Relleu, Alicante
  • Place Basse, Caux, Languedoc
  • Chateau Ventenac, Languedoc
  • The Really Big Dream, Montmelard, Burgundy
  • Poetry on the Lake, Orta
  • Ledbury Poetry Festival
  • Marlborough Literature Festival
  • British Library
  • Ohio University, Athens OH
  • Swindon Poets
  • Goldsmiths College
  • Univ. Mississippi, Oxford MS
  • Ballyeamon Barn, Cushendall
  • Boyne Music Festival, Drogheda
  • Let Me Take You to the Island Festival on Rathlin Island
  • North London Collegiate School
  • University of East Anglia
  • Keats House, Hampstead
  • Falmouth Poetry Group
  • Dungannon and Omagh Public Libraries
  • Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
  • Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
  • Camden Poets
  • Aspects Irish Literature Festival, Bangor, Co. Down
  • Notre Dame University (London)
  • Univ. Maryland, College Park MD
  • Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness
  • Mendham Writers/Waltham Forest Literary Festival
  • Wallace Collection, London
  • Marlborough Literature Festival
  • Ó Bhéal, Cork
  • Off the Shelf, Sheffield
  • Dulwich College
  • Write-by-the-Sea, St. Ives
  • St. Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill
  • Tonbridge School
  • Age Concern, London
  • Kingston University
  • Swindon Literary Festival
  • Torbay Poetry Festival
  • Bethlem & Maudsley Hospital School, Beckenham
  • Bluegate Poets, Swindon
  • Hunter College, NY
  • Westchester Poetry Festival, NY
  • Northern Valley Regional High Poetry Festival, NJ
    in addition to Coffee-House Poetry and the John Hewitt International Summer School, plus libraries, prisons, schools & community groups…

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