Transformations Collaborative Poetry Project: Book 2 Deadlines and Optional Prompts

27 Feb


February 2013-March 2014

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

See the Transformations Page For More Details

George Braque Metamorphoses

George Braque Metamorphoses


Here we go month 2 is beckoning and here are the new deadlines and optional prompts for Book 2 (which I hope you’ll enjoy as much as Book 1). I’ll be posting out all the poems inspired by Book 1 throughout March.

Book 2, I think, is challenging in a different way though. If you missed the overview I did of it, you can find it Here

Again, enjoy the process! Be as free, as contemporary and as inventive as you like!

  • Deadline for Book 2 Poems: Thursday 28th March

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):

The Sestina. Six stanzas of six lines; the last word of each line in the first stanza is used to end one line in each of the other stanzas in a strict fashion.

    Stanza 1   1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6
    Stanza 2   6, 1, 5, 2, 4, 3
    Stanza 3   3, 6, 4, 1, 2, 5
    Stanza 4   5, 3, 2, 6, 1, 4
    Stanza 5   4, 5, 1, 3, 6, 2
    Stanza 6   2, 4, 6, 5, 3, 1


  • Optional Word Prompts:

Endearment, build, trust, reflected, secrets, found, insights, strong, jesting, manipulates, styles, competitors

  •   An Audio Version of The Raven and the Crow  (should you not have time to read Book 2)

I wish you lots of luck with this month’s poem, and if you need anything do let me know.

I shall post the Book 2 poems out in April.

Your participation, as always, is very much appreciated!

N.B. 1. I’ll be posting the overview of Book 3 on Monday 25th March

N.B. 2. Yesterday, I was approached by poet and musician, Michelle Vinci, who is also running a Global Twitter Poetry Project. I said I would pass on the information to you. If you are interested you’ll find more information here.

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