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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

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

SEPTEMBER

  

Summer School   - 6th September 2021 – 11th October 2021 - Repeat of August’s Summer School

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 

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 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

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Writing Poetry for Children   -  6th – 26th  September 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 -  6th – 26th  September 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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Writing Poetry and getting published 6th – 26th September 2021

This short online course is for poets who would like to know some of the ways in which they can improve their chances of publication either in magazines or in their own books of poetry.  This involves, approaches to writing poetry, promoting and presenting poetry, and finding new markets for your poetry.

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Strategies for Writing Poetry– 6th – 26th September 2021

What do you do when you hit a point when the ideas and ability that you rely on for writing poetry dry up.  This happens to most writers from time to time, and on this course, we will look at proven strategies to get past this point.  This is a course suitable for everyone even if you do not have a problem as these are strategies to help approach poetry in new ways.  The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of 30 –

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OCTOBER

 

Strategies for Writing Poetry– 4th – 24th October 2021

What do you do when you hit a point when the ideas and ability that you rely on for writing poetry dry up.  This happens to most writers from time to time, and on this course, we will look at proven strategies to get past this point.  This is a course suitable for everyone even if you do not have a problem as these are strategies to help approach poetry in new ways.  The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of 30 –

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Poetry and Science –– 4th – 24th October 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 –

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Writing Ekphrastic Poetry – – 4th – 24th October 2021

The 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 piece of visual art.  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

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Poetry and the Natural world – 4th – 24th October 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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Book any two of these 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)