the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

 April 2018


 

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

1 - Editors Notes

2 - Special events this month

3 - Competitions closing soon

 4 - Calls for Submissions

5 - Poetry Courses

 6- Writers Services

 

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1EDITORS NOTES

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Submitting information to The Poetry Kit

To enable the contents and usefulness of the Poetry Kit Newsletter to grow we put it out as an attachment.  It will still arrive every month in an email but the bulk of the newsletter itself will be in the attachment.  To submit information for inclusion in any area of The Poetry Kit including the Newsletter please see submission details at

http://www.poetrykit.org/infoform.htm

 

PK Poetry List

The Poetry Kit's own e-mail discussion list which is one of the longest established and one of the best poetry discussion lists on the Internet.  

The PK List is a community of poets from around the world who share their poetry for comment.  There is no cost to join but anyone who want to join us must  take part in a fair way,

 and be prepared to comment on other peoples poetry.  There are a lot of mails and new members are advised to either set up a unique address for the list mail or use a post-box rule to separate

out the list mail, this is easy to do as all mail from the list is marked (PK) in the subject line.  Please do consider it as it is a valuable resource and helps everyone to get good feedback for their poems..

To join the list go to jiscmail or email info@poetrykit.org for information.  Visit the PK List website. 

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TED SLADE AWARD JOINT WINNERS 2018

 copland smith and Dave Tarrant

Manchester Poets - Manky Poets

 

READ MORE ABOUT THIS AWARD

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2 - SPECIAL EVENTS

There is a full listing of regularly held events and festivals from around the world at the Poetry kit website.- www.poetrykit.org

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Regular Open Mic Events in the UK

 

Southampton 18th April 2018

Writers in Residence - In Conversation

18 April at 19:30–21:30

Mettricks Guildhall

1 Guildhall Place, SO14 7DU Southampton

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-in-residence-in-conversation-tickets-44606916488?aff=efbeventtix

A FREE live showcase event at Mettricks Guildhall, featuring Writers in Residence Dinos Aristidou (The Mayflower Theatre), Nazneen Ahmed (Southampton Libraries) and Iain Morrison (John Hansard Gallery). 
This event will include a reading from each of the authors, as well as an open Q&A session. The evening will be hosted by University of Southampton's Carole Burns.

Newtown 21st/22nd April 2018

INSPIRED IN CAERSWS - A poetry, art and music Festival

Date Saturday 21 April to Sunday 22 April, 2018

Time Two day festival

Price Events ranges from Free to �12

Venue address 

​Mid Wales Arts Centre, ​

Maesmawr, Cae​r​sws, Newtown SY17 5SB

2 writing workshops led by Gill Lambert and Greg Leadbetter; readings with Robert Minhinnick, Menna Elfyn, Keth Chandler, David Calcutt and Gregory Leadbetter. Music from Diane Drummond and band. An open Mike, and a celebration of John Ceiriog Hughes. free parking. Plenty of B&Bs and food in area - why not make a weekend of it, in the beautiful Welsh countryside near Newtown.

Event website www.fairacrepress.co.uk/

 

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3 - COMPETITION DEADLINES - OTHER COMPETITIONS CAN BE FOUND AT

http://www.poetrykit.org/comps.htm 

SEE POETRY KIT LISTINGS PAGE FOR SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS

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16th April 2018 1st £100


entry £3.50
POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2018
This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.
There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed 
that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one.  
1st prize is £100. 
2nd prize is £50
Entry fees are as follows;  1 poem    £3.50 3 Poems  £8.00 5 poems  £10
Competition Judge;  JIM BENNETT
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ENTER ONLINE SEE www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm 
9th April 2018 1st £150


entry £5

Binsted Arts Festival Poetry Competition Adjudicator: Jeremy Page. Prize-giving will be on Friday 8 June in Binsted, near Arundel, West Sussex. First Prize £150, Second £100, Third £50.

Theme ‘Country’.
Winners & runners-up will be invited to read their winning poems at the festival.  Winning poems will be published on the Festival website

For further details, rules & entry form visit http://www.binsted.org/poetry-comp-18

15th April 2018 1st  Silver Wyvern + €500


entry £10

18TH INTERNATIONAL POETRY ON THE LAKE  COMPETITION

Prizes: Silver Wyvern + €500 (max 42 lines);  €100 each winners of Short (max.10) and Formal (max 40) poems. Open theme all categories.Extra €100: any category on 'Cinema'

 Adjudicator Silver Wyvern: Fred Johnston. Short & Formal: Kevin Bailey

suggested donations (you may pay less or more as wished or able)
postal entries:  (£10 then £6 per poem . 2 copies of each poem, one anon, other with contact details . Only UK cheques/POs accepted (payable to G.Griffin-Hall) SEND TO: Poetry on the Lake, Isola San Giulio , 28016 Orta NO, Italy.

Email entries: €15 then 10. pay Paypal (Donations button on www.poetryonthelake.org), note transaction ID with contact details in body of mail, all poems preferably in one attachment  

Mail to: poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk   subject line: COMP 2018 . 

Results July. Autumn awards. poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk        

16th April 2018 1st £100


entry £3.50
POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2018
This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.
There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed 
that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one.  
1st prize is £100. 
2nd prize is £50
Entry fees are as follows;  1 poem    £3.50 3 Poems  £8.00 5 poems  £10
Competition Judge;  JIM BENNETT
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ENTER ONLINE SEE www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm 
28th April 2018 1st £100

entry £3

The Red Shed Poetry Competition 2018

Prizes: £100, £50 Wakefield postcode prize £25

Judge: Maria Isakova Bennett

Entry fee: £3, subsequent poems £2

Closing date: Saturday 28th April, 2018

Full details from: https://www.currockpress.com/currockpresscom.html 

30th April 2018 1st £600


entry £4

The Ver Poets Open Competition 2018

Adjudicator – Adrian Buckner
Winning and selected poems published in the competition anthology

Entry from can be downloaded from verpoets.co.uk

Poems on any theme and in any form should be no more than 30 lines in length.

Competitors may submit any number of poems for a fee of 3poems for £10, £2 per poem thereafter.

Cheques/postal orders payable to Ver Poets. Or BACS to Sort Code 40-40-01 Account 82410419        

Please send entries to:

Competitions Secretary

181 Sandridge Road

St Albans

Herts

AL1 4AH

www.verpoets.co.uk

30th April 2018 1st £600

enrtry £4

Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition 2018

Prizes: £600, £300, £150, and the Ware Sonnet Prize (£150). Length: up to 50 lines.Anthology for winners and commended poets (£3.50, post free: pre-ordered). Informal prizegiving at Ware Arts Centre, Friday 6 July 2018. Sole judge: John Greening
Entry  £4; 4 poems for £12, then £3 per poem (in the same submission)
Entry form available at
http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware18.pdf
30th April 2018 1st publication


entry $25

Vallum Chapbook Award 2018!

Entry fee: $25

CONTEST RULES:

1.       The $25 entry fee covers 1 chapbook submission of 12-20 pages.  Do not label your chapbook with your name or address; instead include a cover letter with all pertinent information. 

2.       Chapbooks may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published (individual poems appearing in the manuscript that have been published elsewhere are fine).

3.       The winning chapbook will receive publication as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series and a $300 prize, plus promotion via social media and website. Selections from the chapbook will also be published in our print and digital magazine. 

Send us your best work!

DEADLINE: April 30 2018

http://www.vallummag.com/chapbookrules.html

April 2018 to January 2019 1st E500


entry ?

Ó Bhéal  International Five Words Poetry Competition

At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from April to the end of January, five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal Five Words competition page. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week.
The competition runs for 41 weeks, until the last week of January and  prize of 500 euros is awarded to one winner, and if available, invited to read at Ó Bhéal’s anniversary event in early April (an additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this). Follow the link for submission guidelines.

http://www.obheal.ie/blog/five-words-poetry-competition/

1st May 2018 1st £100

entry £4

The Waltraud Field Open Poetry Competition  (Run by the Crewe and District Writers’ Circle) Adjudicator of short list : Roger Elkin. 

First Prize £100 Second £50, Third £25
entry £4  (3 for £10)
For further details, rules & entry form visit http://crewedistrictwriterscircle.webstarts.com/waltraud_field_poetry_competition_2018.html

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4 - CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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ongoing CAUGHT IN THE NET FEATURED POET SERIES 

To be considered as a featured poet in Caught in the Net or for our Poem of the Week, please send one poem and bio to info@poetrykit.org mark subject “poetry submission” 

 

ongoing Poetry Super Highway poet of the week   http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/category/poets_of_the_week/
20th April 2018

Balkan Poetry Today 2018  Call for submissions

What we are interested in:

 Translations of contemporary poetry from SE Europe into English

 Reviews and essays in English relating to contemporary poetry from SE Europe, translation, SE European literature and culture generally

 

What do we mean by SE Europe? We have no fixed definition and welcome translations of work from the languages spoken across the SE European region and by poets who identify themselves with the SE European region and its diasporic populations.

Please send:

A maximum of five poems along with biographical details of both the poet and translator. We are not able to publish bilingual parallel texts, but having the poems in the original language is also helpful during the editorial process. Poems can be of any length, but please be aware that space is limited and longer poems may have to be excerpted.

For prose, it is best to first approach the editor with a short proposal outlining the essay/review you would like to submit together with a brief biographical note. Prose works longer than 2,500 words are unlikely to be accepted.

Please send all submissions to: balkanpoetrytodayeditor@gmail.com by Friday 20 April 2018 at the latest.

Balkan Poetry Today is published by Red Hand Books. Ffi: http://www.redhandbooks.co.uk/

29th April 2018 Optimum Poetry Zine  We are looking to publish the very best contemporary poetry. We will accept the original poetry from around the world in any form and any subject We are open for submissions.  Send up to five poems to Lucy Turnbull at  lucy71@gmx.co.uk

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5 - COURSES

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Poetry Kit Online Poetry Courses

Our students have won or been commended in many poetry competitions including the UK National Poetry Competition, 

have  published collections of poetry, been published in anthologies and magazines, in print and online.  They have appeared on Radio and TV

performed their poetry in schools and libraries. 

FAQ   

New courses start the second and fourth Monday of each month

You need nothing more than an interest in improving as a poet and email or internet access.

 

Poetry Foundation Course

 

A course suitable for those looking for an introduction to writing poetry.

The Foundation Course is an introduction to writing poetry.  If want to write and start to understand poetry and to develop the basic skills to help express yourself, then this is for you.  You will learn how poetry can help  you to see things in a different way and gain confidence in writing about them.

 

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

 

Poetry Course - Part 1

 

A course in reading and writing poetry.  For the poets who want to develop their skills.


If you have been writing poetry and feel you want to take it further, then this course will help you to improve and show you new skills and how to get the best from your writing. Learn more about poetic devices, structure, editing and form.  We also look at markets for your poetry and getting published.

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

 

Poetry Course - Part 2 

 

A course in advanced writing skills.  To help a skilled poet improve further.

 

You may have been writing for a while, been published, won competitions, feel you have had some success,  This course with exercises designed to help you recognise your style and voice, will help you to maximise the potential

More Details For This Course

 

 ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

         

Mentoring

A one to one mentoring service offering detailed support and writing exercises.

One to one mentoring. Ideas are discussed and foundations for poems developed with assistance and critique in working through drafts to completed poems. This is a mentoring experience and will work with strengths and identify weaknesses in writing style, all content will be chosen to meet the needs of the student.

 

More Details For This Course

 

 ENROL ON THIS COURSE  

 

 

Critique

A personal critique service.

This is an individual critique service available from Jim Bennett, allowing those using the service to send 10 poems and have them individually critiqued by Jim who is an internationally known, prize-winning poet.  By sending poems over a period of time the participant can use the service to develop their skills and to get feedback on their progress.

 

 

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

The Poetry of Bob Dylan

 

Exploring the lyrics and poetry of Bob Dylan.

 

We will looking at examples of his writing from periods throughout his career and examining how he uses words to shape the environment of the song.  Dylan regularly broke the rules of lyrical writing and in doing so created a body of work that rewards exploration with techniques and possibilities.

 

 

 

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

 

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Poetry Kit runs a full range of interesting and challenging courses.  In addition to those listed above there are other

courses including  Script writing and The Poetry of Bob Dylan. 

For a more complete listing of courses and availability please see

 

http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourses.htm

 

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 6 - WRITERS SERVICES

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PLEASE NOTE Poetry Kit does not accept paid advertising or exchange links.  All listed services are listed because we believe they

offer a good reliable service.  There is no charge made or expected for listing at Poetry Kit.

 

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Poetry Kit on-line courses and critique service. For details see

http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourses.htm

 

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A SPECIAL OFFER FROM

DAN MASTERSON - P O E T R Y  M A S T E R

~Good Poems Made Better~

Send 4-book poet Dan Masterson a one-page poem of your own making, and he'll comment on it free of charge. Thereafter you may continue working with him on a fee basis if you wish

 (and receive a $10 discount for those receiving this mail).

See details at http://www.poetrymaster.com  and read his first two books online at http://capa.conncoll.edu

 

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Please direct all news and queries to info@poetrykit.org

The Poetry Kit - http://www.poetrykit.org/

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The Poetry Kit - e-mail: info@poetrykit.org

Managing Editor Jim Bennett - jimbennett@poetrykit.org

Website - http://www.poetrykit.org/jim/index.htm 

 

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