The Next Step

The Next Step Latest – the March Medley Poem a Day! To post your poems, go to March Medley Poems You will need your password.

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, or contact on 01865 247661. To see information on magazines and other publishing opportunities , go to Getting published.

A Great Opportunity: March Medley 2018

Throughout March 2018, you will also be able to take part in March Medley, a poem-a-day challenge, which Sarah Bryson is organising, both on Face Book and by e-mail, knowing that your poems are protected in both environments, so you can receive comments from other participants and offer your own comments on other participants’ poems and submit your poems to competitions and publications. In both environments, comments will be moderated to ensure a supportive reception for all poems contributed. Sarah will be providing the daily prompts and you will be able to take part either through a closed group on Facebook, or if you are not on Facebook, by e-mailing your  poems amongst your selves – but please don’t email them to Sarah as this might quickly become unmanageable – and then you can post your poems for comment on a password protected page on this website.

If you would like to take part through Facebook, please e-mail Sarah and she will put you on the Facebook page, as you will read below. If you would like to take part, please e-mail Sarah at

After contacting Sarah, you will be able to post your poems on this website 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 – here at March Medley Poems