A perfect opportunity to get some feedback on your poetry from poet, tutor, and editor of Bare Fiction, Robert Harper. A one-to-one session includes Robert taking a look at some of your poetry prior to you both then having an hours in-depth discussion on how to develop your poems and writing; looking at ways you can improve your work in the weeks and months after your session. You can discuss any aspect of being a poet, including revising your poems, submitting them to magazines*, and reading/performing in front of an audience.
The sessions take place online via Skype or by telephone and last for an hour. You will need to email up to 6 poems (maximum of 150 lines) at least a week before your session to give Robert a chance to read them and consider points for discussion for when you chat.
See the testimonials tab above for comments from other writers regarding their sessions with Robert Harper.
Price and booking details
Each session is £50, or £40 for magazine subscribers (ensure you login before booking to get your discount). To book a session, click the ADD TO CART above and complete checkout to make your payment. Once you receive your confirmation, simply reply to that email with your document attached (one file, preferably in WORD .DOC/.DOCX) and Robert will contact you to arrange a mutually agreeable time to discuss your work.
About Robert Harper
Robert founded Bare Fiction Magazine in 2013 at the same time as he began his MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) & Pedagogic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. After completing his first full collection under the guidance of Jean Sprackland, Robert is now working on a PhD in poetry with a combined critical & creative research project on American Poetry of the mid 20th Century under the supervision of Luke Kennard at Birmingham University. He has taught creative writing in Shropshire for the last 4 years and has edited anthologies and collections for several poets.
His own poetry has been published in journals such as The Interpreter’s House, Prole, Acumen, The Lonely Crowd, Ink Sweat and Tears, And Other Poems, New Welsh Reader, and in anthologies such as ‘#2PoetryAnthology’ (Vanguard Editions), ‘Fathers and What Must Be Said’, ‘A New Manchester Alphabet’, The Every Day Poet, and ‘An Anthology to Seamus Heaney’, and was Highly Commended in the Poetry Book Society Student Poetry Competition in 2014. He regularly reads his work at events across the country and, having been an actor for 25 years, often gives workshops on vocal and performance skills.
Robert is very much looking forward to reading your work and helping you assess the best plan of action to help you improve.
*NB. Booking a poetry surgery session with Robert Harper in no way implies that you will have any preferential treatment when sending your work in to submission windows for Bare Fiction Magazine. All general magazine submissions continue to be anonymous and surgery participants are asked to respect this.