Teika is the award-winning publisher of the Nottingham-based small press, Mother’s Milk Books. She has edited and published a number of critically acclaimed poetry anthologies, collections and pamphlets, and worked with many well-loved and respected poets.
She also writes poetry and short stories under her pen name of Teika Marija Smits and is widely published. 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.
Coaching package includes:
- 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