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Poetry Feedback Clinic with Felicity Plunkett

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Event description

Receive personal & insightful feedback on your poems in an intimate, supportive class environment.

A short, intensive session for poets to receive constructive feedback on a small group of poems or one longer poem. It will be especially useful for writers looking to submit work for publication or submissions opportunities.

Supportive critical comments will be provided on formal and thematic aspects, along with questions, suggestions and resources as may be helpful. Each participant will receive written and oral feedback from the convenor, as well as benefit from peer input by reading and responding to the work of all participants.

Additional information

Applications for the course will close, and draft poems will be due for submission to Queensland Writers Centre, by 30 May. Applicants may submit two poems each no longer than one page, or one poem no longer than two pages (maximum 30 lines per page); poems may be incomplete but must be developed enough in order to benefit from the advice offered.

Staff or tutors from Queensland Writers Centre will assess all applications and will select writers for the course. In the event your application is unsuccessful your course fee will be refunded in full. For more information, contact Queensland Writers Centre on (07) 3842 9922 or at

As well as oral feedback in the session, the convenor will also provide written comments via Track Changes (not detailed edits or corrections), which will be provided on the day of the session. All participants will have the opportunity to read one another’s work prior to the session, and will be invited to prepare a short comment for during the session.

Learning outcomes

  • Receive personal feedback on poems
  • Acquire skills in editing and developing poetry
  • Deepen understanding of aspects of poetic form
  • Reflect on poems’ strengths
  • Develop self-editing skills
  • Apply knowledge gained in clinic to future work
  • Hear and contribute to feedback on the work of other writers

About Felicity

Felicity Plunkett is an Australian poet, literary critic, editor and academic.

Photo credit: Simona Janek

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