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The Ultimate Poetry Collection Challenge - Aug 1st, 2020

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Challenge Name: The Ultimate Poetry Collection Challenge

Challenge Deadline: August 1st, 2020

Fandoms Accepted: Poetry 

Challenge Details: When I want to challenge myself as a writer, I often will pick a random poem form and a theme. I find poetry really helps me focus on description and using words economically, which in turn helps my stories...so now I'm challenging you to work on some poetry too! 

Write a poetry collection with 10 different poems. The themes of the poems are up to you! Whatever inspires you is fine. 

However, you must include the following forms (in any order):

  • Cinquain
  • Haiku
  • Vilanelle
  • Rondeau
  • Freeverse
  • Sonnet (Either Shakespearean or Petrarchan...your choice :) )
  • Ode (can be to a person, place or thing)
  • 3 poem styles of your choice, not to include the styles already listed in the challenge. Each of the three must be different. Here (A) is a link to Writer's Digest's list of 100 Poetic Forms. Please, let me know in your author's notes which styles you've chosen.

How I Will Judge This:

I will be leaving a short review on every single poem/chapter and a larger review at the end that will give you a review on the collection as a whole complete with judging criteria. 

Rewards:

1st: 6 Reviews, an award graphic, and a link in my bio

2nd: 4 reviews, an award graphic, and a link in my bio

3rd: 2 reviews, an award graphic, and a link in my bio

HM; 1 review, an award graphic

*all participants will get a participant graphic as well as a review on each poem in their collection. 

Rules:

1. Your collection must be 10 chapters and include a cinquain, haiku, vilanelle, rondeau, freeverse, sonnet, ode, and 3 different poem styles of your choosing. The themes are your choice. 

2. You must have "For TreacleTart's Ultimate Poetry Collection Challenge" in your story shell. No exceptions. 

3. You may post the poems for this challenge in an already existing poetry collection if you have one...however, the 10 for this challenge must be in 10 consecutive chapters and you must make a note in the chapter descriptions, so I know which ones are for the challenge.

4. You may not use pre-written poems from this site or others. The goal is to challenge yourself to write new poems. 

5. All poems must follow site TOS and archive rules 

6. Multiple entries are welcome, but each collection entry must be 100% complete before you can submit a second collection.

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Guest Noelle Zingarella

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kuusi palaa

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Your challenge is awesome
--Count me in, too!

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kuusi palaa

Hey Kaitlin! 

Question: some of the required forms and posting them on the Archives.

The following is the guidelines of acceptable word lengths (as found here+):

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Story Length: Poetry must be a minimum of 40 words long, and all other submitted stories must be a minimum of 100 words long, not including author's notes and summaries

For shorter poem forms, like the haiku, should we then write multiple verses/stanzas? Or write multiple poems of the same form (related or unrelated themes) within the specified published chapter? Both?

Thanks!

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53 minutes ago, kuusi palaa said:

Hey Kaitlin! 

Question: some of the required forms and posting them on the Archives.

The following is the guidelines of acceptable word lengths (as found here+):

For shorter poem forms, like the haiku, should we then write multiple verses/stanzas? Or write multiple poems of the same form (related or unrelated themes) within the specified published chapter? Both?

Thanks!

Either option is good with me! Either combining a couple of short forms into one chapter or writing a multi-verse Haiku (or other form) poem.

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Guest Noelle Zingarella

I come with a link to my entry (pending validation): dance a roundelay

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Guest Noelle Zingarella

Thank you for hosting this challenge. Unfortunately I have to bow out of it.

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Chelts-rhj

Is it one theme for all poems? Or can each poem have a different theme?

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crestwood

Count me in for this one. 😄

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singmetothesun

I really want to have an attempt at this 😇

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singmetothesun

@TreacleTart does a mirror cinquain count for cinquain? 😳😅

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On 7/14/2020 at 1:29 PM, singmetothesun said:

@TreacleTart does a mirror cinquain count for cinquain? 😳😅

That works for me. Just put a little reminder in the chapter notes for me. 

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Pixileanin

I did one.  Here's mine:

Little Things: A Poetry Collection

 

I also did a collection of poetry from my teen years right after the first 10, but I don't think they count, since they aren't "new".  It's called Early Blithering, and will appear under the same link as chapters 11-20. For anyone's amusement.

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kuusi palaa

Whoo! Finished! :D

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Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge, Kaitlin! ❤️ 

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