the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

July 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

 

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TED SLADE AWARD

WAIATA DAWN DAVIES

(1925 - 2019)

READ MORE ABOUT THIS AWARD

 

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 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 Coronavirus all face to face poetry events are postponed until further notice.

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Online events

SEE OUR PROJECT - POETRY IN THE PLAGUE YEAR 2020

THREE WEEK ONLINE COURSES

 Writing Poetry for Children Online Course - 6th – 27th July 2020

This is a short online course for poets who would like to write poetry for children. On this workshop course we will look at what works in poetry for children and what does not.  Language and imagery, metaphor and how children see the world.  Holding a young person’s interest and storytelling through 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=VS2TUQGPXYQFS


 Writing in traditional forms -  6th – 25th July 2020

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

 SUMMER SCHOOL AUGUST 2020

Summer School   3rd August– 4th September 2020

These year’s 5-week Summer School focuses on contemporary 21st Century Poetry.  With exercises, tutorials and reliable feedback the students will explore different poetry styles.  They will be introduced to new ways to approach their own poetry and helped to develop skills that will ensure that they will be able to develop further as poets.   They will undertake a personal project and get help in identifying their strengths so that they can get the very best from their poetry.  The Summer School is online over a five week period at a cost of  £45 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DL4U7KBE3H9NN

 

The fee is reduced to £30 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=H88BLH9Z73ZEY


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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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3rd July 2020 1st £100

entry £4

 SANDWICH POET OF THE YEAR; SANDWICH LOCAL POET OF THE YEAR; SANDWICH 18 or under POET OF THE YEAR

 open until Friday 3rd July for rules and entry form go to www.sandwichevents.org.uk

 Prizes: – 

SANDWICH POET OF THE YEAR – 1st £100, 2 Runners-Up receive £35 each

SANDWICH LOCAL POET OF THE YEAR – 1st £75, 2 Runners-Up £20 each

Under 18 Poet of the Year – winner £25, 2 Runners Up £15

 Entries cost £4 for 1 poem, £10 for 3 poems and £15 for 5 poems

16th July 2020 1st £1000


entry £5.75

Ledbury Poetry Festival International Poetry Competition

Ledbury Poetry Festival 2020 Poetry Competition carries a great first prize of £1,000 cash and a residential course at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre. Competition winners (from all categories) also have the opportunity to read their poems at the internationally renowned Ledbury Poetry Festival 2021. 

The competition is open to all entries of original, previously unpublished work across categories for Adults, Young People (12-­17 years) and also Children (11 and under). 

See https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition/

17th July 2020 1st £1000


entry £5

Robert Graves Poetry Prize, a collaboration between the University of Roehampton and Wimbledon BookFest. I

The prize is judged by leading Literary Agent, Peter Straus and Professor Paul O’Prey, former assistant to Robert Graves. The winning entrant will be awarded £1,000 and two runners up will each be awarded £100.

The prize is unrestricted by location, genre, or subject, and is open to everyone. Entries must be original poems written in English, no longer than 40 lines. Entry fee of £5 per poem. Deadline 17 July, Submissions are via: www.wimbledonbookfest.org.

28th July 2020 1st €500


entry
€10.50

Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition
We are especially delighted that
Bernard O'Donoghue has agreed to judge for us again, as this year marks Hungry Hill Writing's 10 Year Anniversary.
We will be awarding:
a first prize of €500
a second of €170
& a third of €90
We invite entries, worldwide, for poems on any theme related to politics.
hungryhillwriting.com/competitions.html
For more details on the prizes, our judge, entry requirements and other competition details, please click the box above. 

The closing date for entries is July 28th 2020.
31st July 20210 1st £1000


entry £5

Winchester Poetry Prize 2020

The Winchester Poetry Prize is organised by the Winchester Poetry Festival and is open to poets from around the world. 

This year’s entries will be judged by Andrew McMillan, a senior lecturer in the Manchester Writing School and whose first collection, physical, was the only poetry collection to ever win The Guardian First Book Award.

The winner will be announced at the Winchester Poetry Festival, which takes place from 8 to 12 October.

First prize is £1,000, second prize is £500, and third prize is £250.

There will also be a prize for the best poem written by a Hampshire-based poet.

Closing date is 31 July 2020. More details can be found at https://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/prize

2nd August 2020 1st $500




entry - qualifying wins in competitions

Wax Poetry and Art Poetry Champions Cup 2020.

Contest closes August 2, 2020. Read the submission guidelines here:

http://waxpoetryart.com/contests/championscup.html

The winning poet wins the Grand Prize of $500 CAD plus a writing journal, pen, commemorative gift, and additional royalties (if accrued).

Submissions are open to everyone, everywhere. To enter this contest, you need a Poetry Champions Cup 2020 Ticket. Tic kets can be purchased or won for free by winning one (or more) of the 27 designated preliminary contests.  The Poetry Champions Cup 2020 closes on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at midnight. The winning poem will be published in a limited-edition,
mail-to-order print format on Monday, August 24, 2020. The winning poem will be published online in Wax Poetry and Art for everyone to read, on or before Monday, September 7, 2020.

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4 - CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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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.

ongoing

POETRY IN THE PLAGUE YEAR

We are inviting contributions from poets around the world for our online anthology for poems that are written during lockdown these do not need to engage with the pandemic but must be written during this time.  See https://www.poetrykit.org/plague.htm

Please send 1 poem per submission, include a short 3rd person literary biography, your location and the date the poem was completed.

send it to info@poetrykit.org   

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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 Kit Three Week Online Short Course

UPCOMING SHORT COURSES 

 

Poetry Kit’s online short courses are over three weeks and a place can be booked by paying the fee using the PayPal link below the required course. 

 Writing Poetry for Children - 6th – 27th July 2020

This is a short online course for poets who would like to write poetry for children. On this workshop course we will look at what works in poetry for children and what does not.  Language and imagery, metaphor and how children see the world.  Holding a young person’s interest and storytelling through 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=VS2TUQGPXYQFS

we will contact the email you pay with unless told otherwise.

 Writing in traditional forms -  6th – 25th July 2020

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

 SUMMER SCHOOL AUGUST 2020

Summer School   3rd August– 4th September 2020

These year’s 5-week Summer School focuses on contemporary 21st Century Poetry.  With exercises, tutorials and reliable feedback the students will explore different poetry styles.  They will be introduced to new ways to approach their own poetry and helped to develop skills that will ensure that they will be able to develop further as poets.   They will undertake a personal project and get help in identifying their strengths so that they can get the very best from their poetry.  The Summer School is online over a five week period at a cost of  £45 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DL4U7KBE3H9NN

 

The fee is reduced to £30 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=H88BLH9Z73ZEY

 

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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