the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

 February 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

Manchester 15th February 2019 Manchester Poets
with copland smith
7.45 to 9:30 [doors open 7.30]
Chorlton Library Manchester Rd, Chorlton M21 9PN
� floor poets � All welcome �3 / �1
Guest poet:
Suzanne Batty
London 17th February 2019

HOME: FAMILY POETRY WORKSHOP

Acclaimed poet Paul Lyalls is well-known for his funny, fast-moving, hip and clever performances. Join Paul for this fun-packed, interactive workshop for the whole family. Using your wild imagination, create and perform your own poems on the theme of home. Suitable for age 5+.

Sunday 17 February, 14:00

Free with Museum admission

40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ

https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/home-family-poetry-workshop/

020 7841 3600 enquiries@foundlingmuseum.org.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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28th February 2019 1st £150

entry £5

Slipstream Poets Open Poetry Competition

Calling for entries on any subject, of up to 60 lines

Adjudicator: Mandy Pannett

1st prize: £150

2nd prize: £100

3rd prize: £50 

There is an additional prize of £25 plus the award of the Jim Johnston Chanctonbury Cup for the Best West Sussex entry.

See http://www.slipstream-poets.co.uk/competition/

4th March 2019 1st £1000


entry £10

The Brotherton Poetry Prize 2019

Deadline: Mon 4 Mar 2019

A new poetry prize from the University of Leeds Poetry Centre, aimed at nurturing previously unpublished poets, is launched today (28 November). It is open to anyone in the world over the age of 18 who hasn't yet published a full collection of poems. Entries to the competition should include no more than 200 lines of poetry in up to five individual poems.

Prizes: The winner will receive £1,000 and the opportunity to develop their creative practice with the University of Leeds Poetry Centre. Four runners-up will each receive £200.

The poems of the five shortlisted poets will be published as an anthology by respected publisher Carcanet Press, and all five will be invited to take part in a series of readings and events at the University of Leeds and other Yorkshire venues.
Entry fee: £10
Judging panel: Leeds’ Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage; writer, broadcaster and former University Chancellor Melvyn Bragg; poets and University cultural fellows Dr Vahni Capildeo  and Malika Booker; Poetry Centre Director Professor John Whale and University Librarian Stella Butler.

See https://library.leeds.ac.uk/brotherton-prize 

 

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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/
4th March 2019

POPSHOT - SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SUMMER 2019 ISSUE ARE NOW OPEN

We are now accepting short fiction and poetry for our 24th issue on the theme of ‘escape’. Send in your writing before 9am GMT on Monday 4 March.
See  https://www.popshotpopshot.com/submit/ 


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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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