February 2013-March 2014
17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses
See the Transformations Page For More Details
Here we go month 4 is close upon us and here are the new deadlines and optional prompts for Book 4 . I’ll be posting out all the poems inspired by Book 3 throughout May.
Book 4 has a wealth of well-known stories in it; one of which, the descent of Juno into the underworld, is one of the earliest mythic stories in ancient history. Book 4 also contains many a tale which has also inspired the likes of Shakespeare. . 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 4 Poems:
Thursday 30th May
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 :
‘Lines of 6 syllables alternate with lines of 8 syllables – in fact the name Luc Bat means six-eight. The general rule is that each rhyme occurs three times – first at the end of an 8-syllable line, then at the end of the next 6-syllable line, and finally as the sixth syllable of the next 8-syllable line. The end loops back to the beginning. You can make the poem as long or as short as you like. ‘
Optional Word Prompts:
Burning, Shoulders, Held, Lobe, Released, Hood, Knuckles, Fade, Mortality, Passionately, Aneurysm, Closet
An Audio Version of the tale of ‘Daughters of Minyas’ (should you not have time to read Book 4)
I wish you lots of luck with this month’s poem, and if you need anything do let me know.
Your participation, as always, is very much appreciated!
N.B. 1. I’ll be posting the overview of Book 5 on Tuesday 21st May.