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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.
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"...an interesting, original and most stimulating course"
UPCOMING SHORT COURSES
can be booked by paying the fee using the PayPal link below the required course.
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 –
Writing Poetry and getting published – 4th – 24th October 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.
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 –
Poetry and the Natural world - 4th – 25th October 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 –
The Language of Shape. 8th – 29th November 2021
Lines and Stanza. Understanding the way structure influences the way the poem is received. Different ways to engage with line and shape in poetry. Using end-stopping and enjambment and caesura to add interest and structure in a poem. Standard and non-standard punctuation in modern 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=YRKQFPDXJT2VY
Adventures in Poetry – 8th – 29th November 2021
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 –
Poetry in changing times - 8th – 29th November 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 -
Writing Ekphrastic Poetry – – 8th – 29th November 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
COMING IN DECEMBER 2021
DECEMBER POETRY WORKSHOP (All New content)
3 weeks of holiday poetry fun to fit around your shopping and holiday preparations. Poetry exercises that will inspire you to engage with the season like never before. We will be looking to develop poems from the small events and the large, from the personal to nature and the time of year. This will be a fun workshop with the serious intent to produce some fine poetry. The course will be conducted online over three weeks, at a cost of £30 –
Because we appreciate your support the fee is reduced to £20 for anyone who has taken one of our other courses at any time. For the reduced fee please use this link.
Book any two of these courses for £50 using the link below, and then please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which two courses you would like.
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. .
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.
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.
The Poetry of
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.
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)
so much for the excellent course. It's an amazing value for money and
I'd recommend it to anyone unreservedly. " LK (Foundation)
" LK (Foundation)
"I thought I knew it all, the first
thing I learned was that I didn't" AG (Mentoring)
"I thought I knew it all, the first thing I learned was that I didn't" AG (Mentoring)