John's rate is £30 per hour and he is happy to communicate via email. Please make enquiries using my Contact form.


With a brilliant book under his belt, as well as several successes with a variety of poetry manuscripts and individual poems, John is well set up to help you improve your poetry and, if you'd like to, ready it for publication. Now retired, John taught French and German at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and received consistently positive feedback from students and staff alike. He's also considered one of the nicest people in poetry today, offering a firm and fair approach that'll inspire you to develop as a writer. During the four years I've known him, I've certainly benefited from his input (thank you, John!).

Mentoring with John Isbell