the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

 January 2022


 

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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1 EDITORS 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

 

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TED SLADE AWARD

Now open for nominations

READ MORE ABOUT THIS AWARD

 

 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

Due to the Corona virus all face to face poetry events are postponed until further notice.

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Online events

 



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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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10th January 2022 1st £100




entry £3.50

THE NINTH POETRY KIT INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2022

Our competition this year is open to poems from around the world written in English and which can be on any subject or theme.  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. Competition Judge is spoken word and visual artist James Bain.

1st prize is £100    2nd prize is £50

Entry is by email only to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight 10th January 2022

Entry fees  1 poem £3.50   3 Poems £8.00  5 poems £10

For more details and to enter see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp3.htm

9th January 2022 1st  £200

entry £4
Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition 2022
Judged by award-winning poet Pascale Petit, this year's Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition is themed 'Hope in Nature.'
There are three age categories with three prizes of £50 for 11 and under, £70 for 12 to 17, and £200 for 18 and over.
Poems must be limited to 30 lines long.
Entries open 1 December 2021 and close 9 January 2022.
see
Competitions 2022 (sheptonsnowdrops.org.uk)
10th January 2022 1st £100




entry £3.50

THE NINTH POETRY KIT INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2022

Our competition this year is open to poems from around the world written in English and which can be on any subject or theme.  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. Competition Judge is spoken word and visual artist James Bain.

1st prize is £100    2nd prize is £50

Entry is by email only to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight 10th January 2022

Entry fees  1 poem £3.50   3 Poems £8.00  5 poems £10

For more details and to enter see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp3.htm

15th January 2021 1st  £150



entry £3

Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2022, the Edward Cawston Thomas prize.

Poems are invited on any subject but of no more than forty lines. Closing date January15th 2022. The judge will be the prize-winning poet Jamie McKendrick.

Prizes:1st prize  £150, two further £75 prizes and up to six highly commended of £25

 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 Thompson, 66 Fairacres Road, Oxford, OX4 1TG.

Emails: Word document, single attachment per poem

 Surname A- M:, to Barbara Kinnes, bjkinnes@gmail.com

Surname N-Z to margthompson01@gmail.com

Fee to the Fellowship’s account, 40-08-21  11250205, initial and surname as Reference, competition as Description, or  with Paypal via  www.edward-thomas-fellowship.org where you can also see details of winning poems of past years.

28th January 2022 1st share of prize fund


entry £18

2021 Manchester Writing Competition is now open to entries. £10,000 prizes for the best portfolio of three to five poems and best short story of up to 2,500 words. Submissions must be new work, not previously published. Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over. Deadline: 28 January 2022. Entry fee: £18 – reduced price entry available. Organised by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Judged by Romalyn Ante, Malika Booker and Zaffar Kunial (Poetry) and Hilaire, Simon Okotie and Nicholas Royle (Fiction). For full details, to enter, and to read last year’s winners visit the Competition website: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/.

31st January 2022 1st £1000





entry£5

Kent & Sussex Open Poetry Competition 2022

The Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition is now open to all poets aged 16 and over, anywhere in the world.

Poems must be original, unpublished, written in English, and no longer than 40 lines.

Prizes:
1st Prize: £1000  2nd Prize: £300  3rd Prize: £100  4th Prize: 4 x £50

This year’s judge is Richard Skinner, writer and editor of poetry, fiction, life writing, essays and non-fiction. His most recent book of poems is Invisible Sun (Smokestack Books, 2021).

Winning poems will be published on the Kent and Sussex Poetry website, and included in our annual Folio publication.

Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition, 2022 | kentandsussexpoetry

31st January 2022 1st  Pamphlet Publication


entry £5

The Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize

Two competitions in one: one for collections, one for individual poems.

Prizes
1st prize*: pamphlet publication contract with Dempsey & Windle + 70 copies
2nd prize: £200   3rd prize: £100   4th prize: £50

*Open to collections of ten poems by UK entrants. Other prizes are for single poems by UK or international entrants.

Judge Konstandinos Mahoney

See COMPETITION - D & W PUBLISHING - POETRY BOOKS PAMPHLETS (dempseyandwindle.com)

31st January 2022 1st  £250


entry £5
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition January 2022
The Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition January 2022 is open to original, previously unpublished poems written in English, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.
Visual poems will also be accepted, as long as they fit on a single page.
Poets of all ages living anywhere in the world are eligible to enter.
Prizes: £250 (First Prize), £125 (Second Prize), £75 (Third Prize), three £30 prizes (High Commendation), three £20 prizes (Commendation), three £10 prizes (Special Mentions)
This quarter's judge is the poet and copywriter Mark Totterdell.
See
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition - international, any subject, any style, open to all. Prizing poetry since 2009. (sentinelquarterly.com)
31st January 2021 1st cash prize



entry free

Cheshire Prize for Literature 2021
This year’s Cheshire Prize for Literature will focus on the theme of sustainability.
There are four genre categories: short stories, scriptwriting, children’s literature and poetry.
The competition is open to writers of all ages who have lived, worked or studied in Cheshire (including Wirral and Halton).
There are cash prizes available, and winners may be selected to appear in the competition anthology published by the University of Chester Press.
Entries will be judged by an anonymous panel chaired by Dr. Simon Poole.
See 
The Cheshire Prize for Literature 2021 | Press Office | University of Chester
31st January 2022 1st £600


entry £4

Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition 2022

Open to all poets, both UK and international. Entries with Devon postcodes will also be automatically entered for the Graham Burchell Award For Devon Poets.

Open competition prizes
1st: £600  2nd: £300   3rd: £200
Judge: Katrina Naomi

Graham Burchell prizes
1st: £200  2nd: £100   3rd: £50
Judge: Rosie Jackson

See Competition 2022 - POETRY TEIGNMOUTH

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4 - CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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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

UPCOMING SHORT COURSES

can be booked by paying the fee using the PayPal link below the required course. 

 

BOOK NOW FOR THESE COURSES COMING IN JANUARY

 

Images, short forms, and haiku - 3rd to 24th January 2022

This course looks at the role played by images in poetry.  It considers their use in short forms and how they can be used to develop engaging and memorable poems.  As part of this process, we will be looking at the opportunities and challenges presented by short forms including haiku.  The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of £30 -

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=W48NLELP3TB92

 

Writing in traditional forms - 3rd to 24th January 2022

This three week course looks at new modern ways to use traditional forms.  These forms can be ways for poets to grow the tools available and to find new ways to say what they want.  These forms can produce memorable and exciting ways to explore modern topics.  This is a challenging course that asks poets to look at some traditional forms in new ways. The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of £30 –

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GY3FNDXNXT3H6

 

Poetry and Music - 3rd to 24th January 2022

This course looks at the interaction between poetry and music, how music can inspire poetry and the use of poetry as lyric.  The musical properties of poetry, rhythm and line choices, and new ways to use sonic devices in poetry.  We will be looking for many opportunities to develop these ideas into poems. Full feedback and help will be given during the course. The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of £30 –

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EFGXHMJ9KG8NY

 

Poetry and Science – 3rd to 24th January 2022

This short online course looks at how poetry can interface with different sciences and provide a way to use exciting ideas in poetry, and how poetry can interpret a scientific world view.   Starting with geology, and onto physics and astronomy.  You do not need a scientific background just an interest in finding new ways to develop poetry. The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of £30 –

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2RJQ37ZF587LW

  

FEBRUARY 2022

 

Poems in the everyday.  (NEW)   7th – 27th February 2022

The poet interacts with the world in a variety of ways. This short course we will look at how the poet can interact with the world and find poems in everyday events. .We also look at journaling and notebooks. The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of £30 – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YBZH2UU6PN6WG

 

The language of shape   7th – 27th February 2022

Lines and Stanza.  Understanding the way structure influences the way the poem is received.  Different ways to engage with line and shape in poetry.  Using endstopping and enjambment and caesura to add interest and structure in a poem.  Standard and non-standard punctuation in modern poetry.   The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of £30 –  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YRKQFPDXJT2VY

 

Poetry Workshop   7th – 27th February 2022

This three week course looks at ways to find subjects, write, edit and publish poems.  This is a challenging course that asks poets to look at these issues in a new way. Ideal for those wanting to write more and to have more tools available. The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of £30 –

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=92UM85FEPMN9Y

 

SPECIAL OFFER

Book any two of these courses for £50 using the link below, and then please write to us at info@poetrykit.org to let us know which two courses you would like.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6ESMVNLE4NG6Q 

 

   

 

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

 

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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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