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10.24.10 - Workshop
Eight week workshop with Tom Daley.
09.12.10 - Privately
Study Privately with Tom Daley. Waiting List
09.12.10 - Real-Time
Study in real-time via chat-room with Tom Daley. Waiting List
Tom Daley




Tom Daley

In addition to his post at the Online School of Poetry, Tom Daley tutors beginning and experienced poets in person and by correspondence and teaches poetry writing at the Boston Center for Adult Education in Boston, Massachusetts and poetry and memoir writing at Lexington (MA) Community Education. He is a member of the tutorial faculty of Walnut Hill School for the Arts (Elizabeth Bishop’s alma mater).

He has been a guest instructor in ekphrastic writing at Brown University and in poetry writing and performance at Stonehill College and SUNY Cobleskill. Tom has led poetry writing workshops and classes at the Writers In the Round annual retreat for songwriters and poets on Star Island (Rye, New Hampshire) and workshops in the creative process at the Nantucket Atheneum.

Tom Daley’s poetry is forthcoming or has been published in numerous journals, including Harvard Review, Barrow Street, Prairie Schooner, Vox, Diagram, 32 Poems, Archipelago, Perihelion, Poetry Ireland Review, Southern Humanities Review and Hacks: The Grub Street Anthology. His manuscript, Shim, was a semi-finalist for the 2004 Bakeless Prize and a finalist for the 2005 Emily Dickinson First Book Prize offered by The Poetry Foundation. He graduated with highest honors in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina, where he won the Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Academy of American Poets Prize.

Testimonials: Internationally claimed performance poet and Online School of Poetry instructor Regie Gibson has written about Tom Daley: “His panoramic scope is elegantly matched with a sensitive attention to nuance. Whether behind the camera of the pen, Daley’s images leave us with a sense of beauty in things mundane, and of life emerging from a decaying world.”

Here is a testimonial from a participant in a recent workshop led by Tom Daley:

"The workshop has gotten me back on track with writing poetry and given me new confidence. Your assignments have been so interesting and provocative that they've put me back in the zone where I don't question the value of writing, but just relish doing it and long for more time to do it. The background material and examples are incredibly useful and helped to tune up my ear. I was moved by getting [poems picked out for each participant from established writers] each time. That you would put in this effort made me feel worthy, and sent me reading those poems to look for connections to my own writing. That was a real gift from you. Your own critiques are thoughtful and often bring up points that others don't see or raise. You focus a lot on the language. It's by far the best workshop I've had. I appreciate the great effort you put into it."


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