Archive for April 15th, 2016

Poetry Kit Competition 2016, Mentoring and Courses

15 April 2016


Our competition is for poems on the theme of “nature” (this can be broadly
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.
1st prize is £100.
The top ten poems will be published in a special edition of CITN

Entry is by email to after an appropriate fee is
paid by Pay Pal to the account of
Deadline: All entries must be received before midnight 30th April 2016.
Entries received after this time will be discarded.
Entry fees are as follows;
1 poem £3.50
3 Poems £8.00
5 poems £10

Competition Judge; Jim Bennett
For more information see:


*All courses conducted using email and occasional online downloads.
*Students set their own work times.
*All required reading materials supplied or available online.
*Feedback and critique on all assignments.
*Courses available for every level of experience

Mentoring – Individual Online Mentoring and Development for Poets
Start at any time.

Duration – 10 units of Personal Mentoring. Ideas are discussed and foundations for poems developed with assistance and critique 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. People wishing to take this course do not require any previous qualifications; they do however need to be able to identify themselves as writers with an interest in writing poetry (however they define that term). Those who have previously taken the Poetry Kit Poetry 1 or 2 courses will find this a natural development but it is not necessary to have done either to get the most out of this course.

For a complete listing of courses and availability please see

Poetry Kit Online Poetry Courses

New courses starting the second and fourth Monday of each month.

We currently offer four online, email based, distance learning courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Although the details for the courses below indicate a general content and direction of each course, courses are flexible and may change in order to better meet the needs of each individual student Each unit may consist of a number of parts and some units take longer to complete than others.

For details of fees and enrolment please go to:

Poetry Foundation
Poetry 1
Poetry 2

Mentoring and Masterclass – Immediate start

For a more complete listing of courses and availability please see: