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"...extraordinary value for money."

A Poetry Kit Poetry Course is available wherever you are.

You need nothing more than an interest in improving as a poet, email and internet access.

 

Some of the things students have said about our courses.

"...prompt one to one feedback and helpful advice"

"...an interesting, original and most stimulating course"

 

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Course supervisor and principle lecturer.- Jim Bennett

 

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UPCOMING SHORT COURSES FOR MARCH AND APRIL 2021

(please book early to avoid disappointment)

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. 

Poetry and Music – 7th – 28th March 2021

This course looks at the interaction between poetry and music, how music can inspire poetry and the use of poetry as lyric.  The musical properties of poetry, rhythm and line choices, and new ways to use sonic devices in poetry.  We will be looking for many opportunities to develop these ideas into poems. Full feedback and help will be given during the course. The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of 30 –

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Poetry and the Natural world - 7th – 28th March 2021

This is a short online course for poets who want to look at the ways to engage with the natural world, and look at the impact of human activities on the world around us.  On this course we will move from the romantic view of nature to the urban landscape and to the impact of human activity. We will be looking at and writing poetry relevant to our changing world.  The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of 30 –

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Writing Poetry for Children  -  7th – 28th March 2021

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 –

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Writing in traditional forms – 5th -26th April 2021

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 –

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Poetry Workshop – – 5th -26th April 2021

This three week course looks at new ways to find subjects, write, edit and publish poems.  This is a challenging course that asks poets to look at these issues in a new way. Ideal for those wanting to write more and to have more tools available. The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of 30 –

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Poetry in times of change – 5th -26th April 2021

This is a short online course for poets who want to look at the way their poetry can stay relevant in changing times.  We will be looking at relevance, authenticity and voice as cornerstones for producing poems that engage with change. We will look at personal, scientific and imagined responses.   The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of 30 -

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SPECIAL OFFER - Book any two of the above courses for 50 using the link below, and then please write to us at info@poetrykit.org to let us know which two courses you would like.

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Poetry Foundation

 

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. . 

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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.

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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 hasexercises designed to help you recognise your style and the potential of your poetry.  It will also help you to develop the skills and understanding essential to achieve more as a poet.

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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A Poetry Kit Poetry Course is available wherever you are.  If you are online you can take a course.
You need nothing more than an interest in improving as a poet and internet access.
(One student has taken our poetry course using the email function on a TV and several
through access at their local libraries and Internet Cafes, quite a number using smart phones, so if you have access you can take a course.)
Students from all parts of the world have taken our courses and because of the flexibility of the courses even remote or occasional
internet access has not prevented full participation and a successful outcome.

All courses are taken at your own speed with the support and help of a personal tutor.

 

         

 

Voted by Poetry Superhighway readers "Best Online Poetry Resource"

 

"...a full range of interesting and challenging courses." Lit Training

 

From the newsletter of the NZ Poetry Society. -  My Poetry Kit Experience

"Jim Bennett knows his poetry, that is clear. He has a relaxed, easy manner and provides feedback that is productive, encouraging and confidence building.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, from start to finish, so much so that I have now enrolled in 'Poetry 2'." JS   (Part 1 Course)

 

"I have learned so much from you, I really appreciate everything you have taught me. I feel I've grown so much as a poet." CG (Pt2 Course)

"I have learnt a lot from this course, ... I feel that I am better able to structure my poetry, and give it more focus."  IC (Pt1 Course)

"Thanks so much for the excellent course. It's an amazing value for money and I'd recommend it to anyone unreservedly." LK (Foundation)

"I thought I knew it all, the first thing I learned was that I didn't"  AG (Mentoring)