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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, September 6 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, September 6
The September theme was "pets and livestock."  A brisk gush of early prompts settled to a steady trickle through much of the day.  This time I managed to keep up with the flow.  We had 91 comments, including some discussion threads that spawned poems.  I worked from 1:15 PM to 12:45 AM, so about 9 1/2 hours allowing for breaks.  I wrote 22 poems.  (Subsequent discussion with various folks is continuing to inspire more poetry.  I've written down one already and have plans for more still.)  They were all free verse, some with regular verses.  Length covered all the options this time.  A total of 24 people sent prompts, a tie for last month's record.  There were no new prompters, though.

Donations started slow on Tuesday, which left me more time for writing but had us wondering if the influx was going to tank out.  Then it picked up on Wednesday and Thursday.  We reached the $150 goal for a free series poem.  I posted a poll to select the series.  Fiorenza, The Origami Mage, and Path of the Paladins exchanged the lead multiple times.  With a whopping 28 votes, Fiorenza and Path of the Paladins are tied and all the folks I usually ask to break ties have already voted.  So fine, we will just feature two series when I call for prompts from the donors.

Shifting the linkbacks perk to another journal definitely helped save time.  Special thanks to minor_architect for hosting that.  I have posted "The Picket Fence Committee" in full on my journal, in its original and revised versions.  You can see the discussion in the comments regarding how to expand and improve that poem.  Shifting the ticker to my_partner_doug for updates also helped.  Regrettably the TickerFactory site jammed on Wednesday, but was back in action on Thursday.


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the August 2011 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Dogged Persistence" (Torn World)
"Farm and Field" (Fiorenza, the Italian Herbalist)
"Feathered Wings"
"Jack and the White Cow"
"kept"
"One Eye on the Horizon" (Path of the Paladins)
"The Peacehorse" (The Ocracies)
"Pet Projects" (Monster House)
"Trashcat"

"The Picket Fence Committee" (Monster House) original and revised


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 September.  That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

All of the currently sponsored poems are posted.  Prompters have been sent their backchannel copies.  I still need to make the poll for the generally sponsored poetry.

The September perk-post is "Humans and Animals."  This month's donors include: zianuray, marina_bonomi, the_vulture, ladyqkat, janetmiles, and laffingkat

Special congratulations to ladyqkat who reached k-fan level this month. My k-fans are folks who spend $100+ on my work per year. The main perk for that is a printed copy of all the published fishbowl poems of the year.

There were no new donors this month.  Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm.


The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

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