Tate Modern (C) Masayo Matsuda

Poetry from Art at Tate Modern photo by Masayo Matsuda

Tate Modern (C) Katie Snooks

Poetry from Art at Tate Modern photo by Katie Snooks

Pascale Petit mentored Dzifa Benson and Yomi Sode for the Jerwood Compton Fellowships in 2021 and 2022 respectively, and was the Jerwood Arvon Poetry Mentor for the 2017/18 programme, when she mentored Romalyn Ante, Yvonne Reddick, Alice Hiller and Seraphima Kennedy for the scheme. Pascale has also mentored Mahfuz Mir Ali, Warsan Shire, Omikemi Natacha Bryan and Momtaza Mehri for The Complete Works project. She is a co-founding tutor of The Poetry School, and was Poetry Editor of Poetry London for fifteen years.

She was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art 2011–12, a core course tutor on the MSt (Master of Studies in creative writing) at Oxford University 2007–9, and a tutor for Tate Modern for nine years leading very popular poetry and art courses. Over the years she has regularly tutored courses at Arvon centres and Ty Newydd in North Wales.

She now mentors several poets each year, there is currently a waiting list.

I find the classes amazing for taking me on journeys in writing I would never have embarked on by myself. The most creative poetry classes I have ever attended. – Nathalie Teitler

Just wanted to thank you for such a magical week at the Chateau, it generated lots of ideas and I had a total shift in my thinking about poetry – and life. – Seraphima Kennedy

I was impressed by how much material you helped us generate and how much we were  encouraged to revise in the few days we were together. It is one of the most productive courses I have attended, and of course, the setting was magnificent. – Kate Kingston