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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This month's theme was "fortunetelling, forecasts, and futures."  It was selected by the audience in a previous poll.  Prompts came in a slow steady trickle all day, staying just ahead of me much of the time, though I managed to double back and write extra poems for some people who sent multiple prompts.  I worked from noon to 11:45 PM, so about 9 hours 45 minutes, allowing for lunch and supper breaks.

I wrote 24 poems, the most I've written in a fishbowl so far.  They were heavily weighted toward medium-short.  There was only one short, a handful of medium-long and long, no epics.  Almost all of them were free verse and based on a single prompt.  A total of 18 people sent prompts, the most this year.  Welcome to new prompters pocketnaomi, unmutual, and aldersprig!  You have them to thank for the second freebie poem.


Read Some Poetry!
EDIT 9/11/10: Note that the recently added poem "The Conscience of the King" is actually offsite because of its unique form; this poem is laid out as a Celtic Cross Tarot spread.
The following poems from the July 2010 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"The Color of Faraway Mountains"
"The Conscience of the King"
"The Fisherman's Daughter"
"The Fortunetelling Fish"
"Iterations of Insight"
"The moon is..."
"Of Cephalopods and Soccer Games"
"Piraan"
"Reading the Mountains"
"The Shadow Staves"
"The Shells That Speak"
"The Stars of the Skin"
"Telephoto Futures"
"Tesseraction"
"This Divine Form"
"What the Bards' Songs Say"
"What the Statue Says"
* See also the six new verses in "RUT?"


Buy Some Poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, read the list of unsold poems from August.  That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

Sponsored poems have all been posted.  Backchannel copies of the others have been sent to their respective prompters.  The generally sponsored poetry poll is open.  I'll check that Friday morning to see if it's settled, and if not, leave it a bit longer.  The donor perk-post is also done, this time discussing divination, so if you've contributed recently then you'll be able to see that.

Donors for August include: ellenmillion, unmutual, nhpeacenik, aldersprig, minor_architect, the_vulture, janetmiles, laffingkat, and marina_bonomi.  Huzzah for new donors unmutual and aldersprig!  Thanks to everyone for your unflagging support.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

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laffingkat From: laffingkat Date: August 6th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just sent a donation; hope it's not too late. It was a long week!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 7th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I have posted "What the Statue Says" and the three new verses of "RUT?" for you.
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