the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

 January 2019


 

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

 

Limerick 10th January 2019

The Jan 2019 �On the Nail� Literary Gathering

Thurs 10th  Jan 2019 at CB1, Central Buildings, 51 O�Connell Street,  Limerick. Start 8pm (note new venue)

 

This month, our guests are Pete Mullineaux and Moya Roddy plus OPEN-MIC!

 

PETE MULLINEAUX

Pete Mullineaux lives in Galway and has published four collections: Zen Traffic Lights (Lapwing 2005) A Father�s Day (Salmon 2008) Session (Salmon 2011) and How to Bake a Planet (Salmon 2016). He�s been interviewed about his work on RTE�s Arena and published widely in Ireland, UK, Europe and as far afield as India and Japan. His poetry has been described as �sensitive and profound� �gorgeous and resonant� and �grimly funny�, while stylistic comparisons have been made with Roger McGough, John Clare, Pete Seeger and John Cooper Clarke.  �A gem�.  (Poetry Ireland Review).

 

MOYA RODDY

Out of the Ordinary is Galway-based writer Moya Roddy�s debut collection of poetry. She was shortlisted in 2017 for the Hennessy Award and her poems have been published widely including the Irish Times Saturday Poem slot, Stoney Thursday, Crannog and Boyne Berries. A collection of short stories Other People was long-listed for the Frank O�Connor Award and her novel The Long Way Home was described in the Irish Times as �simply brilliant�. Her work has been broadcast on Channel 4, RTE Television and Radio and she�s been commissioned by the British Film Institute and Scottish Television among others. �Stunning and memorable poems� Rita Ann Higgins. �A poetic voice that is authentic and truth-filled� Mary O�Donnell.

 

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.

 

 



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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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22nd January 2019 1st £100


entry £3.50

POETRY KIT WINTER COMPETITION 2019

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. 

Enter by midnight on  22st January 2019

1st prize is £100.

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

Please note;  Poems that have been submitted as part of a course with Poetry Kit, submitted to LUNCH Magazine or posted to PK List are not eligible for entry.

13th January 2019 1st £200


entry £4

Shepton Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition

Judge: David Morley

Three age categories: Up to 11, 12 -17, 18 and Over

Prize for each category £50, £70, £200

Entry fees: free to Under 18s, £4 per entry 18 and Over

Line Limit: 30 lines

Theme: Snowdrops and landscape as specified by judge

Entries via: Submit.con

Website: www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk

E-mail: yourpoems@sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk

22nd January 2019 1st £100


entry £3.50

POETRY KIT WINTER COMPETITION 2019

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. 

Enter by midnight on  22st January 2019

1st prize is £100.

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

Please note;  Poems that have been submitted as part of a course with Poetry Kit, submitted to LUNCH Magazine or posted to PK List are not eligible for entry.

28th January 2019 1st £150

entry £3

Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2019

Poems are invited on any subject and style and of any length. Closing date January 28th 2019. The judge will be the prize-winning poet Jane Draycott.

Prizes:1st prize  £150, two further £50 prizes. Fees; £3 per poem, £10 for four.

Postal entries welcome, cheques payable to Edward Thomas Fellowship, sent with your details and the anonymised poem(s) to Margaret Keeping,66 Fairacres Road, Oxford, OX4 1TG.

OR:  Word document emailed to  margthompson01@gmail.com + fee to the Fellowship’s account,  40-08-21, 11250205 with your  initial and surname as Reference, Competition as description.

31st January 2019 1st £1000


entry £5

The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition 2019

1st prize: £1,000  2nd prize: £300  3rd prize: £100  Plus 4 x £50

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over.
Poems should be in English, unpublished, not accepted for publication, and must be your original work.
Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style. They must be typed and not longer than 40 lines.
Each poem must be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper. All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, nor any other form of identification. On a separate sheet of A4 paper you should give a: your name and address, b: a list of poems submitted, and c: where you heard about the competition.

For more information see https://kentandsussexpoetry.com/the-kent-sussex-poetry-society-open-competition/

31st January 2019 1st £500


entry £4,50

Teignmouth Poetry Festival 2019 Competition

The Teignmouth Poetry Festival 2019 Competition opens 1 November 2018. Poems on any subject, not exceeding 35 lines, will be judged by John Greening.

1st prize: £500  2nd prize: £250  3rd prize: £100

Extra prizes of £100, £50, £25 for poets within local postcodes -

Judge for this local competition is Julie-Ann Rowell

Shortlisted poets will be invited to read at Teignmouth Poetry Festival on 23 March 2019, and winning poems will be published on the website.

See http://www.poetryteignmouth.com/competition-2019.html

31st January 2019 1st £200

entry £5

Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2019

An open competition regarding style, content and length. Prole want poetry that epitomises their editorial values: to make writing engaging, accessible, entertaining and challenging. Quality is all.

All work must be the original work of the writer and be unpublished. 

1st prize: £200, publication in Prole 28 and online

2 x runner up prizes of £50, publication in Prole 28 and online

See http://prolebooks.co.uk/poetry%20competition.html 

31st January 2019 1st Publication


entry £15

GEOFF STEVENS MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE 2018

Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by Indigo Dreams and receive 20 copies.

Submission: Selection of 15 poems to 36 lines inc breaks

Entry Fee: £15 per block of poems.

Closing Date: 31st January 2019.

All postal entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to ‘IDP’

Email submissions via PayPal

See full submission rules at https://www.indigodreams.co.uk/geoff-stevens/4594095381

Postal submissions to Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize 2018, 24 Forest Houses, Halwill, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5UU

 

 

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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/
ongoing

Nine Muses Poetry is a webzine edited and managed by Annest Gwilym, poet and occasional short story writer. It features all forms of poetry by new, emerging and established poets, showcasing the best of contemporary poetry. www.ninemusespoetry.com

Now with a monthly challenge.

28th February 2019

from the edge poetry magazine is a platform for poetry that has something authentic to say. Whose subject matter is honest and perhaps gives voice to those at the edges of human experience. We want poetry that is not safe or contrived, that does not follow fashions or trends but is committed to the writer’s craft and exhibits a virtuoso use of language. 

We aim to publish about 10 poems each issue. So we will select the best of the best which is of course purely subjective. We also feel this  makes for a better reading experience .

Submissions

The magazine will be published 4 times a year. Broadly: Winter, Spring, Summer , Autumn.

Send your poems to fromtheedgepoetrymagazine@gmail.com

Please paste your poems into the main body of the email.

Attachments will not be opened.

Include a brief biography. 

If your work is accepted you will be informed prior to publication so that you can check your work for errors.

You will also be informed at this time if your work is not successful.

Please be patient . The editor does not take kindly to harrying emails; they will not be responded to.

After publication your work will be stored in our on-line poetry archive under the appropriate issue number.

www.fromtheedgepoetrymagazine.com

28th February 2019

Agony Opera-A bilingual bimonthly blogzine from India is looking for creative pieces (prose, poetry, translation). 

Submissions are open year round.

This is a non commercial venture, so unfortunately we won't be able to offer any form of payment.

Mail us your work at agonyopera@gmail.com

See the blog at - 

https://agonyopera.weebly.com/


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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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