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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.

 

Poetry Foundation Course

COURSES START SECOND AND LAST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH

As with all our courses the emphasis is on encouraging the student to produce poetry and to give good reliable feedback.

 

The Poetry Foundation Course takes the participant through some of the basic processes of writing poetry in a supportive, encouraging and interesting way. We aim develop good practise and a structured approach to writing.  This is achieved through a series of set exercises backed up with detailed help and reliable feedback.  The purpose is to allow the participant to build their skills of observation and develop clarity of language and expression while at the same time allowing their individual voice and technique to begin to develop.

 

Duration - There are 7 units of exercises, feedback and guided study.  These can be completed in 10 weeks, but a student  may take longer, up to five calendar months.

The Course  -  This foundation course in writing poetry takes the participant through some of the basic processes of writing poetry with lots of practical examples and writing exercises.  The purpose of the course is to allow the participant to explore many aspects of writing poetry and to introduce them to a wider reading and understanding .  

The course will look at modern free form poetry and the principles of good writing practice.  This course has been introduced to enable those who are relatively new to poetry to develop their skill and to learn more about contemporary poetry.

 

Qualifications required - People wishing to take this course do not require any previous qualifications, they do however need to have an interest in the craft of writing poetry and a determination to improve their writing.  

 

 

Some items covered

Introduction, styles and types of poetry.

How to read poetry

Using images to engage the reader

Using a notebook recording snapshots.

 Sources of poetry

Revising a poem

Using figurative language

 

Fee - The course fee is £65 (UK£)  You can pay the fee and enrol below.

 

   The Tutor - Mentoring is presented by Jim Bennett who is a highly experienced poet and lecturer having delivered courses in creative writing for the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University. He has worked on developing educational and training courses for other universities and institutions. Jim is a full time professional poet who earns his living from writing poetry and lecturing. He has won many awards over a forty year writing career. He is currently the Course Director for The Poetry Kit.  He has written 79 books, including books for children, training manuals and books of poetry.  He has won many awards for his work including the McMillan Prize, and three DADA Fest awards.  Click image on the right to read some of Jim's poetry.

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For further information email - courses@poetrykit.org

PK ONLINE COURSE ENROLMENT FORM

 

The links below enables payment of the course fee through PayPal.  


STEP 1 - Pay the Course Fee

Poetry Foundation Course

 

Fee £65

 

 

STEP 2 - Complete the Enrolment Form

 

 

 

 

ENROLMENT FORM

 

Please copy this form plus your answers into the body of an email and send it to info@poetrykit.org

 

First please tell us;

 

Have you paid the appropriate fee through PayPal     YES/NO  


Which course do you want to take?                                                 What start date would you like?    

 


 

For all courses please answer these questions;


1. Full name postal address, phone number.  (These are for our records only and will not be used for any other commercial purpose).
 

For poetry courses please answer these questions.


2  Name your three favourite poets.

3  What are the last three poetry books that you have read?

4   If you normally read poetry on line, which sites do you prefer?

5  Give a broad view of your writing career to date.

6  List (if any) published work.

7  What is your age and educational background?

8  What previous courses have you taken?

9   What are you hoping to get from this course?

 

10 How did you find out about this course?

When you have done this please write a short bio giving some details about yourself.
 

 

 

 

STEP 3

 

You should receive confirmation from our office within 24 hours (excluding weekends).  If you do not hear from us please check you email bulk and spam folders, and if our mail is going there please let us know.   If not, and you have not heard from us, please get in touch.  Please give your payment details so that we can track your registration.