Applications for TOAST Poets 2017-18 are now CLOSED.  

TOAST Poets with Hannah Lowe & Kayo Chingonyi 

The 2017-18 TOAST Poets are

Ella Frears
Elisabeth Sennitt Clough
Alex Bell
Laura Scott
Remi Graves
Toby Campion
Anna Selby
Niall Firth
Phoebe Walker
Lisa Kiew
Maria Apichella
Tolu Agbelusi



TOAST Poets is a professional development project for mid-career poets. It takes the form of eleven workshops over the course of a year from September 2017 – Summer 2018. Each TOAST poet is offered two, hour long mentoring sessions with an established poet or editor to discuss their work and what steps they might take to progress.

After the completion of the course TOAST poets will be eligible for any performance events, discussion panels or other opportunities TOAST has on offer.



If you have any questions then please get in touch with us at


TOAST Poets 2016


Caroline Bird, Helen Mort, Mimi Khalvati & Jack Underwood


The TOAST Poets 2016 were:

Mary Jean Chan
Robin Vaughan-Williams
Harry Man
 Phoebe Power
Sarah Fletcher
Laurie Bolger
Sophie Fenella
Hafsah Aneela Bashir
Selina Nwulu
Malene Engelund
Sophie Baker
Ali Lewis

You can find out more about our tutors here, and follow us on Twitter (@toastpoetry) and Facebook to keep up to date with all our work.

You can find a full list of FAQs here. If you have any questions email us on


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