POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER March 2018 CAUGHT IN THE NET – Featured Poet Book of the Month _________________________ POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2018 This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject. Closing 16th April. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be […]

Renee is a celebrated Poetry Live alumni; an effervescently diverse writer and stunning performer. Valere’s music is soulful and smart; it will move you and leave you thinking. Open Mic as always. Ethereal, serene and heartfelt, Valere’s sound brings an eclectic mix of soul and synth known to move audiences. Valere is Auckland based songwriter and producer […]

Kia ora koutou Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate your pick of our finest writers for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Every year New Zealanders are invited to nominate writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. New Zealand […]

Enter your haiku in the Fourth Annual Best Hooked on Haiku™ Contest now– details at http://www.hookedonhaiku.net.  You may order the prior Annuals there too in paperback or eBook.

Our 17th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest welcomes your entry through April 1. There’s no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. We’ll award $2,250 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winners are published on our website. This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may have up to 250 lines. One […]

Reading for Writing: 2017 – an Odyssey by Anthology Sample poetry from across the English-speaking world, looking back at 2017 through the lens of poetry anthologies. Join poet Joanna Preston for a workshop that climbs inside poems, finds out what makes them tick, and explores ways to use that knowledge to create poems of your own. […]

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PK ONLINE POETRY COURSES FOR 2018 January and February start all dates filling quickly. We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service. New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month. There is still opportunity to start in December, but January and […]

Poetry & Short Fiction Submissions Now Open Call for Entries: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018 Dear Anna I hope this email finds you well. I’m delighted to announce the Call for Entries are open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Celebrating excellence in contemporary writing and new work, the Creative Writing Award is a platform for emerging and […]

Happy New Year! Here’s a little of what we’ve got planned… “There is a party and I am the guest of honor. I have a paper plate with a piece of cake on it and everyone crowds around me laughing at what I say. I guess I’m telling jokes. Strange men and women shake my […]