Putting a Poetry Pamphlet Together – with Caleb Parkin

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Available online continuously
Work at your own pace
Price: £75
Six weekly modules (recommended)
Online self-paced

You’ve been writing for a while and seen pamphlet competitions advertised, or noticed calls for submissions, but are confused about where to send your work. Which publisher might suit your poems? How can you sequence your poems to strengthen their individual and collective power? 

This new self-paced course written by practising poet Caleb Parkin, will clarify the creative process of the process of putting a pamphlet together. You’ll gain insights into which of your poems to include, how to organise them to create a structure across your pamphlet, and how to approach small presses and competitions.

Who is this course for?

This course is best suited to intermediate and advanced levels 

How does this course work?

This course is an online self-paced course, meaning there is no live teaching element, and the course materials can be accessed whenever and however you choose.

Once you’ve enrolled, you will be given immediate access to the course materials and can begin immediately. The course is organised into weekly modules with short introductory videos, but you can do the course faster or slower depending on what best suits you.

What does this course include?

This course includes six modules, designed to be studies on a week-by-week basis.  

Each module includes a video from Caleb Parkin, exercises and downloads to steer you through the process of putting your poetry pamphlet together. Weekly focuses cover:

  • Week one: Your practice
  • Week two: What is a pamphlet?
  • Week three: Getting picky
  • Week four: Shape and structure
  • Week five: Approaching publishers
  • Week six: After publication
  • What next?
  • Bonus: when you enrol on this course you’ll also gain access to the new ‘Writing and Mindfulness course’ for free.

About the tutor

This self-paced course is written by poet, Caleb Parkin

Caleb parkin headshot

Caleb Parkin, Bristol City Poet 2020 – 22, won second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 and other shortlists. His poems feature in The Guardian, The Rialto, The Poetry Review, Under the Radar, Poetry Wales, Magma, Butcher’s Dog and elsewhere. Commissions include Poetry Society, Lyra Festival, Green Party, National Literacy Trust, Royal British Legion, and The Hepworth Wakefield.

He tutors for Poetry Society, Poetry School, Cheltenham Festivals, First Story and holds an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) with a research dissertation focused on museum and gallery settings. He previously worked in BBC TV and radio production, as a teacher and Senior Inclusion Worker.

Caleb Parkin’s debut pamphlet, Wasted Rainbow was published by Tall-lighthouse in Feb 2021 and his debut collection This Fruiting Body was published with Nine Arches Press, October 2021. His website is: www.caleb.parkin.com