I had a great time completing the beginner's course.
I felt it was personally tailored to suit me, the assignments were
interesting and enjoyable,
and Jim's comments were constructive and generous.
I hope to take another course after having got some more writing under
HB - ENGLAND (Foundation)
This course has been excellent and achieved what was
stated on the website in terms of seeing poetry differently and gaining
confidence in writing.
I really appreciated the prompt one to one feedback
and helpful advice.
JW - ENGLAND (Foundation)
I thoroughly enjoyed this course – Jim Bennett is
not only a poet of the highest calibre, but a most inspirational tutor
who is exceedingly generous with both his time and knowledge. I
would recommend the Poetry Kit without hesitation to anyone wishing to
develop their poetic skills.
SF - ENGLAND (Foundation)
I really enjoyed the course: it opened
me up to the possibilities of poetry and made me take my own writing
more seriously. The feedback throughout the course was specific, helpful
and thought provoking. I'm going to sign up to another of your courses
now and look forward to continuing to work with you.
EB - ENGLAND (Foundation Course)
PART ONE POETRY COURSE
I took Level One and found that my perception of
poetry was challenged and reinvigorated. I found Jim Bennett to be an
excellent tutor, encouraging and honest in his critique of my work. I
will definitely sign up for at least Level Two, building upon the
confidence and inspiration this course has given me.
The Poetry Kit also offers great value for money. I
highly recommend it.
A McC - N. IRELAND (Part 1)
I signed up for a poetry kit course as I
was struggling to move forward with my work. Within 6 months of
completing the course I had poems published in two of my three target
publications. The third came soon after. I found Jim to be a good
teacher and felt very much as if he had connected with me for the
duration of our course. I am certain I would have given up on poetry
without Jim's support and teachings.
MS - ENGLAND (Part 1)
I have just completed Poetry Part 1, an online
course which I have thoroughly enjoyed. The content and instruction has
been of high quality, engaging, interesting, constructive and
encouraging. The responses received have always been extremely prompt
and I can highly recommend this course to anyone who should be
considering it. I've enjoyed it so much that I have now enrolled on part
TE - ENGLAND (Part 1)
PART TWO POETRY COURSE
I have found that following the course and doing my
best to fulfil the assignments set has sharpened my awareness of the
‘making’ aspects of poetry. In particular it has made me more conscious
of lazy writing, line-breaks, overly ‘poetic’ language.
The course has been useful in encouraging me to
break away from my current writing interests and forcing me to think
harder about what works in a poem.
Having deadlines and specific tasks, while it may
not have produced any very memorable poems, has kept my writing muscles
(in the brain as well as the hands!) flexed and been a productive
I would like to thank you for an interesting,
original and most stimulating course which has consistently engaged my
creative and critical faculties and is excellent value for money.
AC - SCOTLAND (Part 2)
I was able to do Jim's poetry course on and off
while working and looking after my son. I always looked forward to the
next assignment and felt that by the end of the course, I had developed
a rapport with the man. Highly recommended.
RI - SPAIN (Part 2)
The personal feedback I received was excellent and I
still value everything we covered a few years on.
NW - SPAIN (Mentoring)
Taking the intermediate level course, and then the
mentoring sessions put me on the right track to create better poems. The
exercises and feedback from Jim were valuable, to make me see
objectively where my repeated failings were, and how to recognise lazy
habits. The mentoring was particularly helpful as it was personalised
GR - UK (Mentoring)
Learning and studying Poetry, through Level One, Level Two, and two full
sets of Mentoring sessions, with Jim Bennett of the POETRY kit, has been
the most enriching learning experience of my life. Jim is attentive,
sensitive, supportive, a great teacher and a marvellous poet. The
courses are extraordinary value for money.
JF - IRELAND (Part 1-2 and Mentoring)
I undertook the mentoring one to one course with Jim
Bennett at a very vulnerable time in my writing career. I was lost and
unsure what my writing voice was; what it looked like and/ or sounded
like. With Jim's gentle and patient but very honest and knowledgeable
guidance, I am now in an empowering position of not only knowing my
voice but being confident enough to share my voice with others, far and
wide, no matter what.
I loved working with Jim because his writing
assignments pushed me out of my comfort zone in measured steps. His
feedback and discussions were just want I needed to look at my writing
critically and compassionately. It's a shame our time of working
together had to come to an end.
SM - ENGLAND (Mentoring)