Transformations Collaborative Poetry Project: Book 4 Deadlines and Optional Prompts

30 Apr


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 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 :

Luc Bàt:

‘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. 

If anyone missed out on the great Book 2 poems. You can find them here, here, here , here & here


Your participation, as always, is very much appreciated!


N.B. 1. I’ll be posting the overview of Book 5 on Tuesday 21st May

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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