My teaching journey is varied and extensive. I am a qualified English secondary school teacher by profession. I am also a creative writing tutor. I teach for the Poetry School and as a short course tutor for St Mary’s University. I offer teaching in both academic and community settings. In the past, I have also taught at Royal Holloway University of London and Kingston University. My creative writing classes embrace poetry exploration, writing exercises and constructive critical feedback. I offer a safe, nurturing space, where creativity and self can flourish, where confidence and ideas grow.
I’ve taken Agnieszka’s Poetry of Space and Hauntology courses, which I found both challenging and supportive. Like others, I also owe Agnieszka a huge thank you. Her Hauntology course inspired me to put a collection together. The title, Love haunts in shades of blue, is from a poem I wrote for the course. It has won the 2022 Literary Award from Cinnamon Press and will be published early in 2024. (I publish under my other name — Yvonne Baker).