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Writers

CLIFF YATES


Cliff is an experienced creative writing tutor and a former English teacher whose students were extraordinarily successful at winning poetry competitions. He wrote Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School during his time as Poetry Society poet-in-residence. He works extensively with teachers, and has run courses and workshops for schools, universities, the Poetry Society, the Arvon Foundation NATE, NAGTY, AQA, the Poetry Business, the Poetry School and the British Council. Holds a PhD in Poetry and Poetics and a Poetry Society Teacher Trailblazer award.

His poetry collections have won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, the Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition, and an Arts Council England Writer’s Award.

cliff yates

Workshops and performance

Performances/Workshops Key Stages 2-5. CPD for teachers. Collaborations..

Click here to visit his own site www.cliffyates.co.uk


‘Cliff Yates is an absolutely remarkable workshop leader and teacher of poetry. Highly experienced as a teacher, he can inspire staff as well as pupils through workshops which get to the heart of what writing is all about’
Chris Meade, Director of if:book.

‘Cliff Yates is one of my favourite poets’
Ian McMillan