Transformations Collaborative Poetry Project: Deadlines and Optional Prompts: Book 1

29 Jan


February 2013-March 2014

 16 poets, 15 months,  creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

See the Transformations Page For More Details

George Braque Metamorphoses

George Braque Metamorphoses

And we’re off!


Here we are. Stepping out into the over and underworld! Exciting times. Not only are you shaping a collective  re-working of Ovid’s Metamorphoses you’ll also be creating, as you go along,  an individual one of your own too; your own personal epic narrative. This is an amazing feat, if you think about it.

Enjoy it! Be as free, as contemporary and as inventive as you like!

I shall post the poems out as they come in and place them on a page all of their own.

  • Deadline for Book 1 Poems: Thursday 28th February 

Each Poet Can submit a maximum of two poems per book.

  • Optional Verse Form Prompt: (which you can use to inform or inspire your poetry if you like):

Petrachan / Italien Sonnet (First 8 lines/ Octave a b b a a b b a; Followed 6 lines by Sestet c d c d c d)

  • Optional Word Prompts:

Fear, Fought, Missing, King, Blunt, Chaos, Believed, Stamp, Vile, Balancing, Botched, Justice, Sorry, Hardest, Wrong

  •   An Audio Version of the Io Story  (should you not have time to read Book 1)


Couldn’t be more happy that we’re doing this!

All the very best! And if you need anything do let me know.

Thank you so much for your participation!  

N.B. I’ll be posting the overview of Book 2 on Monday 25th February

One Response to “Transformations Collaborative Poetry Project: Deadlines and Optional Prompts: Book 1”


  1. geopoetics in action | nordicblackbird - November 27, 2013

    […] other verse has now found its curator within ArtiPeeps as part of Transformations for the next instalment of contemporary poetry inspired by Ovid’s […]

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