Tamar Yoseloff

Tamar Yoseloff was born in the US and moved to London in 1987. She ran the Terrible Beauty reading series at the Troubadour Coffee House, before joining the Poetry School as Programme Coordinator. She is currently a core tutor at the Poetry School.

Her debut book, Sweetheart, won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and was a PBS Commendation. Her collection A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems (Seren) was published in 2015. She is also the author of Formerly (the inaugural chapbook from her publishing venture, Hercules Editions), incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald and shortlisted for the 2012 Ted Hughes Award; two collaborative editions with the artist Linda Karshan (Marks, published by Pratt Original Editions in 2007 and Desire Paths, published in an edition of 10 by Galerie Hein Elferink in 2012) and Nowheres, a privately-produced book with the artist Charlotte Harker in 2015. Both Formerly and Nowheres were featured in exhibitions at the Poetry Café, and Formerly was also the basis for an exhibition at the National Poetry Library.

She has edited A Room to Live In: A Kettle’s Yard Anthology (Salt, 2007) and Lookout: Poetry from Aldeburgh Beach (Lookout Editions, 2017). She was also the Reviews Editions for Poetry London and Poetry Editor of Art World magazine.  

She runs writing courses for galleries including the Hayward, the RA, the National Gallery, the Fitzwilliam, Kettle’s Yard, Somerset House and Tate Liverpool. She has taught for a number of London-based writing organisations including Spread the Word and Birkbeck.

She received an MPhil from the University of Glamorgan in 2003 and a PhD from Aberystwyth University in 2010. She is currently a visiting guest lecturer on the Newcastle/Poetry School MA course in Writing Poetry and the Chair of the Poetry and Spoken Word Group of the Society of Authors.


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Author Events

Wednesday 26th February, 18:30

Come along to hear from some of the UK's most dynamic poets as they present new work in response to Flat Time House's exhibition, The Bard: William Blake at Flat Time House (the late artist John Latham's home and archive in Peckham).  Several poets, among them Tamar Yoseloff, Iain Sinclair, Keith Jarrett, Chris McCabe and Robert Montgomery - have been commissioned to write in response to the life and work of William Blake and/or in response to that other creator of cosmologies, John Latham. Tamar's latest collection The Black Place (Seren 2019) is a dark and gorgeously multi-faceted work that...

Tuesday 25th February, 19:00

Tamar Yoseloff will be reading at the POSK Gallery. as part of 'Impressions', an exhibition of original prints by eight west London artists. Tamar's latest collection The Black Place (Seren 2019) is a dark and gorgeously multi-faceted work that eschews the sentimental, embraces alternatives and offers antidotes to cheery capitalist hype. Also reading will be Kate Noakes whose work features in the exhibition.  Admission is free.