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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The March theme was "commoner heroes and second fiddles."  Most of the prompts arrived in a midday surge, although some trickled in later.  A total of 21 people posted prompts.  There were 54 comments on LJ and 8 on DW, including mine.  I worked from 1 PM to 1:30 AM, so about 10 hours 30 minutes, allowing for lunch and supper breaks.  (Plus another 5-6 hours the following day, working on spillover poems for Sort Of Heroes.) 

I wrote 12 poems during the fishbowl proper, and another 3 on Wednesday.  Nothing short appeared; everything was medium-long, long, or epic.  They were all free verse.  Some were single-prompt poems but there were several that stacked a lot of prompts together.

There was one new prompter, ivorystardust, whom you have to thank for the second freebie.  Special thanks to minor_architect for managing the linkback perk poem, "Marchesa Micia," which is now complete.  Special thanks to my_partner_doug for managing the donation ticker.

Generous donations this month met the $150 and $250 goals for free serial poems; the poll is still open for choosing those.  We also met the $200 goal for a bonus fishbowl.  You'll get a poll to choose the series for that later.


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the March 6, 2012 fishbowl have been posted:
"Call to Duty" (Sort Of Heroes)
"Fool's Game"
"Heel to Toe"
"Lending a Hand" (Monster House)
"Painting Faces on the Wind" (The Ocracies)
"A Song for the Road"
"Tales of the Righteous"
"The Talk of Faggiola" (Fiorenza the Wisewoman)
"Vigil Ante" (Monster House)

"Marchesa Micia" (linkback perk from the 1/17/12 bonus fishbowl, Fiorenza the Wisewoman)
"Tunnel Vision" (from the 2/21/12 bonus fishbowl, The Steamsmith)


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 March 6, 2012.  That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.  Wow, you bought everything but some of the epics!

All currently sponsored poems have been posted.  I've sent backchannel copies to the prompters.  The generally sponsored poetry poll is still open.  I still need to write the donor perk-post for March.

The March donors include: Stephen Laird, marina_bonomi, rix_scaedu, minor_architect, janetmiles, and Anthony and Shirley Barrette.  Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm!


For complete details on this project, see the Poetry Fishbowl Landing Page.

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