Transformations Collaborative Poetry Project: Book 3 Deadlines and Optional Prompts

30 Mar


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 3 is close upon us and here are the new deadlines and optional prompts for Book 3. I’ll be posting out all the poems inspired by Book 2 throughout March.

Book 3 has a great range of the more well-known tales.  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 3 Poems:

  Thursday 25th April

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)

This month it’s :

The Rondeau:

 ‘composed of fifteen lines, eight to ten syllables each. Stanzas divided into a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet.

The rentrement /refrain consists of the first few words or the entire first line of the first stanza, and it recurs as the last line of both the second and third stanzas. Two rhymes guide the music of the rondeau, whose rhyme scheme is as follows (R representing the refrain): aabba aabR aabbaR. ‘

See more at:


Optional Word Prompts: 

Pig, Gone, Locked, Calm, Disco, Bleeding, Theatre, Outside, Sounds, King, Straight, Wow


 An Audio Version of  the tale of ‘Tiresias’  (should you not have time to read Book 3)



Happy Easter, and I wish you lots of luck with this month’s poem, and if you need anything do let me know. Also I was thinking we’ll have to mark when we get half-way. Any ideas? 

If anyone missed out on the great Book 1 poems. You can find them here, here, here & here!


Your participation, as always, is very much appreciated!


N.B. 1. I’ll be posting the overview of Book 4 on Monday 22 April

N.B. 2.  Michelle Vinciis still  running her Global Twitter Poetry Project. If you are interested you’ll find more information here.


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