the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

 June 2021


 

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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1 EDITORS 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 Corona virus 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

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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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21st June 2021 1st £100




entry £3.50

THE POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2021

This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.

There are no style or length restrictions, but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one.  Competition Judge;  JIM BENNETT

1st prize is £100 2nd prize is £50

ENTER ONLINE For more information or to enter online goto

https://poetrykit.org/PKcomp.htm

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight MONDAY 21st  JUNE 2021

Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

Entry fees are as follows; 

1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10

7th June 2021 1st percentage of total received


entry £5.00

The Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary 4th Annual Poetry Competition 2021

A competition for poems on the theme of healing.

This can be widely interpreted, for example the work of doctors and nurses, physical and psychological healing, the process of healing of a rescue animal after bad treatment, the healing companionship of animals for human beings, spiritual healers, the healing effect of writing or art etc.

Prizes (the 2020 prize fund totalled £500):
First prize: 25% of total entry fees received.Second prize: 10% Third prize: 5%
Prize of 5% for a poem on a rescue animal or an animal sanctuary
Prize of 5% for a poem by a previously unpublished poet

50% of the entry fees will be used to fund the work of the Sanctuary and its veterinary clinic.

Judge: Victoria Field

See Recent news and events in Canterbury (lordwhisky.co.uk)

11th June 2021 1st £200



entry £5

Canterbury Poet of the Year Competition

Canterbury Festival's 15th Poet of the Year Competition is now open for entries, inviting submissions from poets of all levels - from those who have been writing for many years to those who have only recently been inspired to versify.

Prizes: 1st Prize - £200  2nd Prize - £100  3rd Prize - £50
Best-read poem - Bottle of sparkling wine
People's choice - £25
Longlisted poems will be published in an anthology
Shortlisted poets will be invited to read their work at the Awards evening

See  Poet of the Year Competition 2021 - Canterbury Festival

15th June 2021 1st £300


entry  £5

Segora International Writing Competitions 2021

Deadline 15th June 2021 for Poetry, Short Story, Vignette and Play

Judges: Poetry Derek Sellen - 50 line max. Short Story Isabelle Llasera - min 1,500 words, max 3000. Vignette Oz Hardwick - max 300 words. Play Oliver Eade - min 10 minutes running time, max 35 minutes

Prizes: £300, £100, £50 for poetry and story; £100, £50 vignette; £150, £50 play.

Entry fees: £5 poetry and vignette, £8 Story, £12 play.

Guidelines/how to enter/discounts see www.poetryproseandplays.com

21st June 2021 1st £100




entry £3.50

THE POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2021

This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.

There are no style or length restrictions, but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one.  Competition Judge;  JIM BENNETT

1st prize is £100 2nd prize is £50

ENTER ONLINE For more information or to enter online goto

https://poetrykit.org/PKcomp.htm

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight MONDAY 21st  JUNE 2021

Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

Entry fees are as follows; 

1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10

30th June 2021 1st award and £150

entry Free

The Gerard Rochford Poetry Prize 2021.

Writers are invited to submit an original poem in English on the theme of ‘Family’.

The winning poet and two runners up will be announced on Sunday 1 September 2021 with the publication of their winning entries on the Mist and Mountain Creative Residency website and Gerard Rochford Poetry page.

The winner will receive a bespoke commemorative plate, courtesy of Campbeltown Pottery, featuring an excerpt of Gerard Rochford’s poetry and £150.

Two runner ups will each receive a smaller, bespoke commemorative plate and £50.

Brought up in Worcestershire, Gerard Rochford (1932 – 2019) lived most of his life in his adopted home city Aberdeen, where he was a distinguished professor and psychotherapist. At the heart of Aberdeen’s vibrant poetry scene, he was widely published in newspapers, influential online magazines, chapbooks and poetry collections. Poetry was a lifetime labour of love but as father of ten children with his Anglo-Indian wife Anne, Gerard’s greatest joy was his family.

See  THE GERARD ROCHFORD POETRY PRIZE 2021 – Mist and Mountain

30th June 2021 1st £1000


entry £6

Wells Festival of Literature's Open Poetry Competition is now open for entries of poems on any subjects, of up to 35 lines.Judge: Owen Sheers

Prizes:1st Prize - £1,000 2nd Prize - £500  3rd Prize - £250
Local Prize - £100

See   2021 Open Poetry Competition - Wells Festival of Literature

 

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4 - CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Closing 30th June 2021

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.

 

 

UPCOMING SHORT COURSES

can be booked by paying the fee using the PayPal link below the required course. 

  

Poetry and Music – 7th – 28th June 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 –

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EFGXHMJ9KG8NY

 

Ekphrastic Poetry- Part 2 – 7th – 28th June  2021

This is a continuation course from our original Ekphrastic Poetry Course aim of this course is to look at the different approaches that can be taken to bring new insights to poems that engage with a broader range of Ekphrastic poetry.  During the course poets will be asked to respond to a series of paintings using a variety of techniques. Poems will be workshopped, and full feedback given. The cost of this course is £30

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8MNJMWTSYSBBW

 

Poetry and the Natural world - 7th – 28th June  2020

This is a short online course for poets who want to look at the ways to engage with  the naural 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 –

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2XUS74ASPPDZ6

Adventures in Poetry –  5th – 26th July 2021    NEW COURSE

This short course looks at ways to approach poetry and to consider it in a wider context.  We will look at new ways to engage with poetry and the reader.  To present poetry in new ways and to bring a freshness to your writing. 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=B8CSV48PN25S4

 

Poetry and Science – 5th – 26th July  2021  

This short online course looks at how poetry can interface with different sciences and provide a way to use exciting ideas in poetry, and how poetry can interpret a scientific world view.   Starting with geology, and onto physics and astronomy.  You do not need a scientific background just an interest in finding new ways to develop 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=2RJQ37ZF587LW

 

Images, short forms, and haiku – 5th – 26th July 2021

This course looks at the role played by images in poetry.  It considers their use in short forms and how they can be used to develop engaging and memorable poems.  As part of this process, we will be looking at the opportunities and challenges presented by short forms including haiku.  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=W48NLELP3TB92

 

Summer School   2rd August– 5th September 2021  - New content

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

 

SPECIAL OFFER

 Book any two of these short 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.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6ESMVNLE4NG6Q

 

 

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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