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Offline Vienna

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the first person to answer this
« on: June 05, 2013, 03:22:01 AM »
can set the next Poetry Contest............ ;D ;D ;D
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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 03:52:03 AM »
I'll happily run a poetry challenge if there are enough people interested. Reply below if you want to play, and I'll get something up before the w/e.
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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 04:07:55 AM »
it's just the winner of the last one doesn't seem too keen.........let's see what others think.
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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 04:19:44 AM »
It can be a lot or work, but that's mostly running a sales pitch trying to get people to enter. So assuming we have 4 or 5 writers interested, I'm happy to run it.

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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 04:46:09 AM »
I'll run it and then Mark can enter.
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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 06:42:07 AM »
count me in

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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 07:07:09 AM »
I'll run it and then Mark can enter.

Thanks  :)
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2013, 12:42:13 PM »
Okay, I'll figure something out when I'm not completely exhausted.
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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2013, 12:50:04 PM »
From what I've seen in the past, form poems are least popular. What gets best results is a really good prompt (the best I remember was Amie's: Imagine God moved in next door) and quite a bit of flexibility on format (basically limit the line count but allow flexibility on form).

Of course you could ignore that and go for a Sestina  :D

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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 12:51:49 PM »
Nah, the fuel consumption on a Sestina is crap.
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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2013, 12:56:05 PM »
That's the old model; the new model is powered by hot air!
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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2013, 12:58:54 PM »
Yeah, but you lot could hyperventilate.
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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2013, 07:48:27 PM »
PLEASE no Sestinas or Villanelles or Triolets or Sapphic Stanzas or anything else the average bloke has to google, and/or count lines.

Those things are Muse constipation.  Like Mark suggests give us an imaginative prompt and I'm in.

This is right up your alley...   ;D

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Re: the first person to answer this
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2013, 06:56:13 PM »
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