Sue Leigh Poetry



New course run by Sue Leigh...



New 4-Day Course on Thursdays, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th October, 2021

The Beautiful Ordinary: Encountering Poems

The Friends Meeting House, Pitt’s Lane, Burford  OX18 4SJ

Sessions will begin at 10.30am and end at noon.


Over four weekly sessions we will consider how we might begin to read

a poem, what we might look for, what questions we might ask ourselves.

We will explore and discuss such concepts as meaning and difficulty, voice,

the relationship between form and content, cultural context and we’ll also consider the importance of sound, lineation and imagery. We will discover how poetry enables us to encounter the world in a new way.


The cost for the course is £60. All materials will be provided. Please contact me if you are interested:








May 2020: Sue’s book, Chosen Hill, is now available as a PDF edition from Two Rivers Press at


Sue’s poem ‘one day I will stand’ won a prize in the Barnet Open Poetry Competition, 2019.


She was also one of the winners of the Shore to Shore poetry competition, 2016.


Sue was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, 2015.


Sue Leigh was the winner of the BBC Radio 3 Proms poetry competition, 2014, with her poem

‘The Ebb of Winter’.

BBC SOUNDS LISTEN HERE (the poem is read at 13:15 into the programme)