the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2020


 

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

WAIATA DAWN DAVIES

(1925 - 2019)

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


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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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15th January 2020 1st £100

entry  £3

CULPEPPER’S REMEDY POETRY COMPETITION 2020

For poems of any length on any theme. Our competition will be judged by poet and editor, LUCY TURNBULL  First prize is £100 Second £50 and all poems will be considered for our 2020 anthology.

Entry fees 1 poem £3     3 poems £6     5 poems £8

All entries must be received by midnight on 15th January 2020.

For further details and to enter online see

https://culpeppersremedy.wordpress.com/competition-2020/   

18th January 2020 1st £150

entry £3

Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2020

Poems are invited on any subject but of no more than forty lines. Closing date January18th 2020. The judge will be the prize-winning poet Jane Draycott.

Prizes:1st prize  £150, two further £50 prizes. Fees; £3 per poem with a maximum of three.

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

21st January 2020 1st £600



entry £4

Poets & Players Poetry Competition

Closing Date 21st January 2020

We are pleased to announce the 8th poetry competition run by Poets & Players, one of Manchester’s leading organisers of poetry and music events.

Our judge for 2020 is Sinéad Morrissey

1st Prize: £600

2nd Prize: £200

3rd Prize: £100

Entry £4 or 3 for £10

https://poetsandplayers.co/2019/11/16/competition-2020/

Winners will be informed by Tuesday 17 March 2020 and will be invited to read alongside Sinéad Morrissey at the prize giving ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday 4 April 2020 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

31st January 2020 1st  £1000

Entry £5

The 2019 Plough International Poetry Prize

The 2019 Plough International Poetry Prize is now open and the judge this year is Greta Stoddart, author of the award-winning poetry books At Home in the Dark and Salvation Jane

Entries are invited for poems of up to 40 lines for the chance to win:

1st prize £1000  2nd prize £500 n  3rd prize £250 

For further details see  https://www.theploughprize.co.uk/

31st January 2020 1st £200


entry £3

The Prole Laureate Poetry Competition for 2020 is now open for entries.

1 winner receives £200 and publication in Prole, issue 30. 2 x runners up receive £50 each and publication in Prole 30.

All entries will be anonymised and sent to judge, Jonathan Edwards. 

Winner and runners up will be announced in issue 30 of Prole and on our website.

The competition is, as ever, open regarding length, style and content. They are looking for poetry that epitomises the editorial values of Prole: to make writing engaging, accessible, challenging and entertaining. Quality is all.

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

For further details http://www.prolebooks.co.uk/poetry%20competition.html

31st January 2020 1st £1000

entry £5

Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition 2020

The Judge is poet Carrie Etter, author of Imagined Sons, Divining for Starters, and The Tethers. She will read all the submissions.

First prize: £1,000

Second prize: £300

Third prize: £100

Plus 4 x £50

The prize-winning poems will be published in the Society’s Poetry Folio in September 2020, and on the Society's website.

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

31st January 2020 1st £1000


entry £5

The 2019 Plough International Poetry Prize is now open and the judge this year is Greta Stoddart, author of the award-winning poetry books At Home in the Dark and Salvation Jane

Entries are invited for poems of up to 40 lines for the chance to win:

1st prize £1000

2nd prize £500

3rd prize £250 

See  https://www.theploughprize.co.uk/

 

 

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4 - CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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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.

10t February 2020

Dial-a-Poem

Dial-a-Poem celebrates 50 years since John Giorno’s public art project launched in New York City. Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem connected callers to answering machines playing recordings by poets such as Allen Ginsberg, John Cage and Patti Smith. 2020 will see the service re-wired across several platforms. Winning poems will be published and recorded for the Dial-A-Poem app, a renovated K8 phone kiosk in the City of Nottingham and project website. The app will launch at The Science Museum in 2020.

The competition invites students enrolled at a UK institute of higher or further education to enter a poem on the theme of calling. This brief may be interpreted freely – poems can be directly or indirectly ‘telephonic’.

Prizes are awarded in National Book Tokens. First prize is £500, second prize is £300 and third prize is £200. An additional prize of £100 National Book Token will be awarded to a student currently enrolled at Nottingham Trent University.

https://crossedlines.co.uk/dial-a-poem-competition/

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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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