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Transformations Collaborative Poetry Project: Book 4 Deadlines and Optional Prompts

30 Apr

TRANSFORMATIONS

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

Transformers!

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!

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Deadline for Book 4 Poems:

Thursday 30th May

 

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

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 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. ‘

>http://www.volecentral.co.uk/vf/luc_bat.htm>

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Optional Word Prompts: 

Burning, Shoulders, Held,  Lobe, Released, Hood,  Knuckles, Fade, Mortality, Passionately, Aneurysm, Closet

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 An Audio Version of  the tale of ‘Daughters of Minyas’  (should you not have time to read Book 4)

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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

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Your participation, as always, is very much appreciated!

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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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Transformations Collaborative Poetry Project: Book 3 Deadlines and Optional Prompts

30 Mar

TRANSFORMATIONS

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

Transformers!

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!

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Deadline for Book 3 Poems:

  Thursday 25th April

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

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 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: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5789#sthash.8h2PXGqI.dpuf

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Optional Word Prompts: 

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

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

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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!

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Your participation, as always, is very much appreciated!

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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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Transformations Collaborative Poetry Project: Book 2 Deadlines and Optional Prompts

27 Feb

TRANSFORMATIONS

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

Transformers!

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.

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

29 Jan

TRANSFORMATIONS

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!

Transformers!

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)

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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

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