Writing can be a very solitary occupation and
having reliable feedback is essential
to developing as a fully rounded and compelling poet. Everyone is
different so it is essential to find support that is right for you.
Here at Poetry Kit we have been offering guidance, support and
helping poets to recognise their potential for over 25 years. And
Jim Bennett who runs the mentoring programme has been doing that
personally for over forty years and has guided the careers of poets
from novices to internationally known names in the field of poetry.
This is an opportunity to be guided by one of the finest tutors of
poetry. To lean more than you thought possible, to understand
the fundamental craft in a way you might never have discovered for
yourself,, and to see how you can realise your potential as a poet.
This is the Poetry Kit Mentoring Programme.
Our programme is very fluid and although there a many prepared sessions, we may use all or none of them, this is mentoring for a poet and the poet is the most important person in this process. We are here to encourage and engage with the poet in a way that will bring them confidence and help them to recognise what they are capable of and show them the path to their own personal success.
Duration - The mentoring can be completed in 3 months but it can take longer depending on the speed of the responses from the participant. The mentoring ends when all units are completed or the maximum time of eight months has elapsed. This is to ensure that everyone gets as much as possible from the programme.
Mentoring Programme – This is one to one mentoring. In each session there are challenges, exercises or projects to complete. Ideas are discussed and foundations for poems developed with assistance and feedback, working through drafts to completed poems. This is a mentoring experience that will work with strengths and identify weaknesses in writing style, all content chosen to meet the needs of the poet. The mentoring is over a period of 10 sessions, at the end of that you should have portfolio of poems which are complete and further poems in draft which are being worked through. The purpose of this programme is to offer individual mentoring and the time taken will depend on the speed of the student.
Mentoring can be taken up to five times.
The sessions work in a number of ways ways; the first is a challenge to write a poem in a particular way, or on a particular subject or with particular tools. The poet will produce a draft and then we will look at ways to develop, improve or change the poem. The poem is developed in this way until it is complete. (copyright of the poems produced on any of our courses remains with the poet)
We also consider any bad habits in the poet’s writing. We all have these, particularly if you write a lot or have been writing for a long time, and show you how these can be eliminated. The second type of poem will be any that the poet wants to write and feel they need some advice about, in this case we will work in the same way with that.
We also have exercises on different poetic elements; some of these will be very easy, while others might bring on a bit of head scratching, but all are designed to encourage and ensure that te poets development is on an upward trajectory..
Some poets join the mentoring programme because they want to work on a collection or produce a new sequence of work. Others just want to write for themselves and their family. Whatever is needed we will be able to assist the poet to produce fine poetry that they will be proud of.
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