the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

JUNE 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

2019 WINNER WILL BE ANOUNCED SHORTLY

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

Brixton 10th September 2019

'Where Words Meet Music� 

This is a 6 week creative course exploring the relationship between words and music. The course is led and curated by composer and vocalist Ben See. It will also include 4 guest tutors to share their various expertise and open new doors.

Through workshops and structured writing activities we will look at what poems and lyrics can learn from each other. This course is open to all, whether you're a poet looking to explore lyricism, a songwriter keen to extend the range of your lyrics, or a composer interested in setting text. This is an opportunity to explore new ground and play with different approaches in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Session 1: 10.09.19
7pm-9pm @ The Brixton Pound
Introduction. Exploration. Workshop.

Session 2: 17.09.19
7pm-9pm @ The Brixton Pound
Guest tutor Gboyega Odubanjo (poet & spoken word performer)

Session 3: 24.09.19
7pm-9pm @ The Brixton Pound
Guest tutor Jade Cuttle (folk musician & poet)

Session 4: 01.10.19
7pm-9pm @ The Brixton Pound
Guest tutor Keiran Goddard (poet & pop music enthusiast)

Session 5: 08.10.19
7pm-9pm @ The Brixton Pound
Guest tutor Samantha Whates (songwriter & vocalist)

Session 6: 15.10.19
7pm-10pm @ The Brixton Pound
Conclusion & informal sharing

Tickets are �96
For more information, or to book a place email: ben@bensee.co.uk

See also: https://lalalarecords.co.uk/events/lalala-wherewordsmeetmusic/


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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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17th June 2019 1st £100


entry £3.50

POETRY KIT SPRING 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  17th June 2019

1st prize is £100.  2nd £25   3rd  £25

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

Poems written as part of any of any PK Course are not eligible for entry.

15th June 2019 1st £300

entry £5

Segora  poetry competition 2019

Closing date 15th June. 50 lines. Ist prize £300. Judge Maggie Butt.

Full details: www.poetryproseandplays.com

17th June 2019 1st £100


entry £3.50

POETRY KIT SPRING 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  17th June 2019

1st prize is £100.  2nd £25   3rd  £25

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

Poems written as part of any of any PK Course are not eligible for entry.

21st June 2019 1st £1500



entry £6

McLellan Poetry Prize

The McLellan Poetry Prize is part of the McLellan Festival (30 August - 8 September 2019).

​This year's judge is Sean O'Brien.

1st prize: £1,500

2nd prize: £300

3rd prize: £150

6 commendations of £25.

https://www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk/poetry-competition

29th June 2019 1st £600


entry £3

Crabbe Poetry Competition 2019

FIRST PRIZE £600

SECOND PRIZE £300

THIRD PRIZE £150

PLUS TWO HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZES OF £75 EACH
Sponsored by Fairweather Law Ltd Solicitors at Aldeburgh, Felixstowe and Leiston

Tiffany Atkinson adjudicator. She is the Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, has published several collections of Poetry, including Kink and Particle

The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated, working or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member.

All winning poems (including commended poems not attracting a monetary prize) will be read, preferably by their authors, at a celebratory Awards Event in early October (TBA) and will be included in the 2019 Crabbe Poetry Prize Anthology.

More details and online entry herehttps://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/crabbe

30th June 2019 1st £500

entry £4.50

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2019

 Adjudicator: Anthony Wilson. Prize-giving at Manchester Literature Festival in October.

£4.50 for the first poem and £2.00 per poem thereafter

First Prize (£500 – Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2019)  
First Prize £500 Second £250, Third £150 
For further details, rules & entry form visit 

http://www.manchestercathedral.org/poetry 
30th June 2019

1st  £100, plus a trophy and inclusion in an anthology.

Entry fee £5

Hastings 2019 Litfest Poetry Competition Judge: John McCullough. Prize-giving will be on Sunday 1st September at the Litfest Closing Ceremony.  First Prize £100 Second £40, Third £25, plus trophies.  
The top placed entries in each category (poetry, short story and flash fiction) will be included in a 2019 anthology.


For further details, rules & entry form visit  http://hastingslitfest.org/competitions/
30th June 2019 1st £700


entry  £5

BATTERED MOONS POETRY COMPETITION

For UK residents. Adjudicators: Zoe Brigley Thompson and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton. The 3 winners and 4 commended poets will be invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 5th October, when  Karen McCarthy Woolf will hand out prizes and read from her work. Supported by Arts Council England, Artswords and Poetry Swindon.

1st £700  Second: £200  Third: £100 Commendations:  £25 x4

Website:  http://batteredmoons.com/  

30th June 2019

1st  £750

entry  £6

Wells Festival of Literature’s Open Poetry Competition

Judge Simon Armitage

Prize giving will be on Sunday 20th October 2019 during the Wells Festival of Literature.  First prize £750, Second £300, Third £200, Local prize £100.  All poets on the short list will be invited to read their poems before the prize giving.  The winners will be announced on 20th October

For further details, rules and entry forms visit 

 www.wellfestivalofliterature.org.uk
30th June 2019 1st £500


entry £5
Poetry Space Competition 2019

The top three poets will receive:

1st prize:  £500

2nd prize: £250

3rd prize £100

Highly commended and commended poets will receive £10 plus their choice of a book from the Poetry Space online shop.

There will be a prizewinners anthology and all poets included in there (20 poems) will receive complimentary copies and the pamphlet will go on sale.

Judge: Caroline Price

https://www.poetryspace.co.uk/poetry-space-competition/ 

1st July 2019

1st Prize: $100

Entry free

Cozy Cat Press Poetry Contest 2019 
Seeking poems fitting the genre of "mystery". 1st prize $100, 2nd prize $50, 3rd prize $25. Top three winners will also receive publication, a free ebook download of their work, and an accompanying illustration inspired by their piece. For further details, rules, and entry form visit:

cozycatpress.com
1st July 2019 20 prizes £25 plus publication


entry £4

Penfro Festival Poetry Competition

The Penfro Festival, now in its ninth year and continuing to go from strength to strength, has engaged a very exciting judge for its annual poetry competition. Rhiannon Hooson, a renowned poet, won the Penfro Festival’s First Chapter competition in 2018, with her exquisite piece, ‘The Unlovely Sea’. She has since been awarded a prestigious Literature Wales bursary to complete the novel.

https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/poetry

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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.

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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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