How to be a Confident Poet

That's the theory. In reality, it can be a challenge to think of yourself as a poet, no matter how far through you are in your writing career. Anna Cathenka has been on that same journey to find her confidence as a writer and, in this course, shares what she's learned to give you self-belief in your work.
If you write, you’re a writer.

During the course you’ll learn:

  • How to connect with your ideas
  • How to read poetry more deeply
  • Finding truth in yourself
  • Using vocal sounds and hearing poetry
  • Understanding poetic artifice, and how to use it
  • Using repetition
  • Identifying and using forms
  • Editing your poetry
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Anna Cathenka is a poet, currently based in the UK. She is the author of Computer Dreams (Broken Sleep Books), they are really molluscs (Salo Press) and Dead Man Walking (New Fire Tree Press). Anna has performed her poetry for The Enemies Project, The Norwich and Norfolk Festival, Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival, Theatre of Failure and The Penzance Literary Festival, amongst others. She is a contributor to Partisan Hotel’s 25 Rooms anthology, Dostoyevsky Wannabe’s Norwich City Anthology and Volta: An Obscurity of Poets. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Ivan Juritz Prize with her creative partner Alice Willitts.

Anna is an experienced creative writing tutor and has run workshops in poetry and experimental writing with both adults and children, including most recently with the National Centre for Writing.