The Next Step

The Next Step is a group for people who want to grow as poets, and would like (for example) to be helped towards publication in a warm and supportive atmosphere. The content of the meetings varies, but there is always a session called Tough Love, which involves a close reading of members’ poems. We think about the poems themselves and also about how they fit into the poet’s overall development. As it is quite a small group, there is time for detailed discussion.

 Meetings are every 6 to 8 weeks, 7 to 9 pm, at 114 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PZ (buses stop opposite, or parking is available)

 If this sounds good to you, e-mail Dorothy Yamamoto, dorothy.mccarthy@btopenworld.com or contact on 01865 247661.

After contacting Dorothy, you will be able to post your poems and receive comments on a password protected page – recognised as not formally published so retaining full control over your poems for future publication or competition entry – at Poems in Progress .

To see information on magazines and other publishing opportunities , go to Getting published.