Our Poetry coach is Teika Bellamy


Teika is the editor at small press Mother’s Milk Books. She has published a number of poetry collections and anthologies. She also writes poetry and short stories under her pen name of Marija Smits. Teika is a regular tutor for us here at NWS and her courses always get amazing feedback. Known for her supportive and sensitive approach to critique Teika is the perfect person to coach poets at all levels.

Teika was also the winner of the Writing Teacher of the Year Award at the first annual NWS awards night.

Poetry Coaching package

  • 3 x bimonthly coaching sessions
  • Critique of 2 x sets of poems (maximum 3 poems or 120 lines whichever is the greater)
  • Interim email check ins
  • Access to exclusive online support group