Applications for TOAST Poets 2017-18 are now OPEN! 

TOAST Poets with Hannah Lowe & Kayo Chingonyi 


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.

You can download our full application pack and application form below. To apply you will need to send the following to by midnight on 25th August 2017:

  • Up to 3 poems (12. Times New Roman – no more than 3 A4 pages in ONE document)
  • A completed application form
  • A writer’s CV (1-2 pages) detailing their publication, work and performance so far

TOAST Application Pack 2017

TOAST Application Form 2017


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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