the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

December 2022


 

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

1 - Editors Notes

2 - Competitions closing soon

3 - Poetry Courses

 4- 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 2022

 

Valerie Darville and Anthony Fisher

of Enfield Poets

 

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 some face to face poetry events have not yet restarted.  Please check before turning upaz

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2 - 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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17th January 2023 1st £220


entry £3.50

THE TENTH POETRY KIT INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2023

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.

Prize values 1st £220  2nd £50  3rd £30

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 17th January 2023

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

For more details and to enter see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp1.htm  

30th November 2022 1st £500


entry £4

The East Riding Festival of Words Poetry Competition is now open for poetry submissions on the theme of "My Wonderful World". Entries are open for adult, primary school, and secondary school age poets.

Adult participants will receive prizes of £500 (Jubilee Prize), £200 (East Riding Gold Prize), £150 (East Riding Silver Prize), and £25 for two highly commended poets.

Primary school participants will receive prizes of £75 (East Riding Primary 1st Prize), £50 (East Riding Primary 2nd Prize), and £25 for two highly commended poets.

Secondary school participants will receive prizes of £75 (East Riding Secondary 1st Prize), £50 (East Riding Secondary 2nd Prize), and £25 for two highly commended poets.

Judge: James Nash, Wendy Pratt, Matthew Hedley Stoppard

See POETRY COMP (festivalofwords.co.uk)

30th November


r 2022
1st E2000


entry E7

Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

Details: https://munsterlit.ie/odonoghue-competition/

Closing Date: 30th November 2022

Entry fee: 7 Euro

Word Limit: 40 lines

Prizes: 1st prize – €2000 and a featured reading at the 2023 Cork International Poetry Festival; 2nd prize – €500; 3rd prize – €250; ten runners-up – €50. All winners and runners up are published in Southword 44.

18th December 2021 1st  £200



entry  £5

Kingston Quakers Poetry Competition

This competition is inspired by long-standing Quaker and poet, Geoffrey Weeden who died last year. Entrants are invited to submit poems on the theme of the first line of his poem 'Draw Breath'. Work should be unpublished and no more than 150 lines including titles.

The competition is open to all ages and there are 3 categories with cash prizes:

- 9-12 years. 1st £50. 2nd £20. 3rd £10.

- 13-18 years 1st £100. 2nd £50. 3rd £20.

- 19 years and upward. 1st £200. 2nd £100. 3rd £50.

Winners and runners up will receive a book of the winning poems.

The Judges are independent and all entrants will remain anonymous unless listed as winners or runners up.

see Poetry Competition | Kingston Quaker Meeting (kingstonquakers.org)  

31st December 2022 1st £400


entry  £4

WoLF Poetry Competition 2023

Wolverhampton Literature Festival opens its sixth poetry competition to poets from across the globe. Entrants are invited to submit poems in English on any subject or theme. They must not have been previously published in any public forum and should be no more than 40 lines long. The 2023 festival will take place over the weekend of 3-5 February.

Prizes
1st £400
2nd £150
3rd £25

There is an additional prize of £50 for the best poem sent in by someone living in a WV postcode.

The Competition will be judged by Jane Commane, Director and Editor of Nine Arches Press.

See  Competition - Wolves Lit Fest (wolvesliteraturefestival.co.uk)

31st December 2022 1st E7000

entry E15

The Moth Poetry Prize 2022 is open for submissions of unpublished poetry from participants all over the world aged 16 years onwards.

There are prizes of €6,000 for 1st prize and €1,000 for three runner-up prizes. Eight commended poets will each receive €250.

The four shortlisted poems will be published in the Spring 2023 issue of The Moth, and the overall winner will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland.

Judge: Louise Glück

See The Moth Magazine

1st January 2023 1st   £2000


entry £7.20

2022 Charles Causley Trust International Poetry Competition

The 2022 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition is now open for submissions.

Poems have a maximum limit of 40 lines and can be on any subject. Titles, epigraphs, dedications, and the lines between stanzas are not included in the line count.

There are three prizes of £100 (3rd), £250 (2nd), and £2,000 plus a one week writing residency at Cyprus Well, Charles Causley's former home in Launceston (1st).

Judge: Seán Hewitt

See The 2022 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition, with Head Judge Seán Hewitt - The Charles Causley Trust

1st January 2023 1st  £50


entry £5

Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition 2023

Shepton Mallet is now open for poetry submissions for their 2023 Poetry Competition. Participants are encouraged to submit poems under 30 lines and explore the chosen theme of "Let Nature Thrive".

There are three prizes for each category:

18 - Over: £50 (3rd), £70 (2nd), £200 (1st)
12 - 17: £30 (3rd), £40 (2nd), and £70 (1st)
11 - Under: £15 (3rd), £20 (2nd), and £50 (1st)

Judge: Wendy Pratt

All shortlisted poems are printed in a pamphlet, and there wi1stll be readings and a prize-giving on Saturday 18th February 2023.

See  2023 Poetry Competition - Shepton Snowdrops

 

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3 - COURSES

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DECEMBER POETRY WORKSHOP

3 weeks of holiday poetry fun to fit around your shopping and holiday preparations.  Poetry exercises that will inspire you to engage with the season like never before. We will be looking to develop poems from the small events and the large, from the personal to nature and the time of year. This will be a fun workshop with the serious intent to produce some fine 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=989FB56VMMRA6

 

Because we appreciate your support the fee is reduced to £20 for anyone who has taken one of our other courses at any time. For the reduced fee please use this link.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JBGY8WSKQS96Q

The Right Word   (NEW COURSE)

Mark Twain said “To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement.” And it is true that a well-chosen word can bring a poem to life and a poorly chosen word can stifle it.  In this course we will be looking at how the choice of a single word can set the tone and mood in a poem, and even be used to engage with a subtext that create layers in a poem’s understanding.  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=DBS2BDHTT3W36      

There are many other short courses available each month

Read more about our Short Courses and what else is available.

 

MENTORING

Our most popular course is the longer mentoring programme.  This lasts from 3 to 6 months depending on response times from the participant.  All mentoring is with Jim Bennett and is individually designed to meet the needs of the participant.  The cost of this is £110 but places are limited.  For further details or to enrol for this course, go to mentoring (poetrykit.org)

 POETRY FOUNDATION COURSE

PART 1 POETRY COURSE

PART 2 POETRY COURSE

MENTORING FOR POETS

MENTORING FOR WRITERS

CRITIQUE

POETRY OF BOB DYLAN

There are other longer courses available and details can be found here Courses

 

 

 

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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

 

ALL COURSES

 

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 4 - 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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