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Poetry Fishbowl Report for July 2, 2013 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for July 2, 2013
This month's topic was "unlikely heroes and implausible villains."  I worked from noon to 4 AM on Tuesday, so about 14 hours allowing for breaks.  Then I wrote several more poems later in the week.  The poems ran long, and I got a steady flow of prompts, which really made the fishbowl sprawl.  That's okay though.  Some problems are nice to have.  I got a lot of exciting poetry out of this.

Participation was enthusiastic.  A total of 20 people sent prompts.  Please welcome new prompters johnpalmer and Dreamwidth user Perfectworry.  You have them to thank for the second freebie.

I only wrote 13 poems on Tuesday, but I did another 5 on following days.  Also I saved a bunch of extra prompts for possible future reference.  Sometimes there are just more great prompts I want to write than I have time to cover in a fishbowl.  You may notice that there's very little of the doubling up that I usually do -- most people only got one poem this round.  They're all free verse, and almost all based on a single prompt.  Most of them were series poems, too.  We launched a new series, Walking the Beat, about a lesbian couple living in Boston; and the recent series Polychrome Heroics gained some new poems as well.


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the February 2013 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"The Base of the Pillar" (World Walkers)
"A Different Beat" (Walking the Beat)
"Eggs and Down" (Hart's Farm)
"Equal and Opposite" (Schrodinger's Heroes)
"The Heroes That White Men Don't See"
"Not Far from the Tree" (Fiorenza the Wisewoman)
"Nothing Is So Strong"
"A Single Spark" (One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis)
"Sort of Heroes" (Sort Of Heroes)
"Through the Haze" (Polychrome Heroics)
"Tikkun Olam"  (Walking the Beat)
"Traverse and Search" (Path of the Paladins)
"Victor(ia) Frankenstein"

"Hear the People Sing" (An Army of One, April 2013 Crowdfunding Creative Jam)
"Julbord" (Hart's Farm, May 2012 Crowdfunding Creative Jam)


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

All of the currently sponsored poems have been posted.  Per the $200 goal, "Hear the People Sing" is the free epic.  Per the $250 goal, that's a second tally toward a bonus fishbowl.  Per the $300 goal, there will be a half-price sale later this month; I still need to run the poll for that.

Donors this month include: Anonymous, Dreamwidth user Sharpeningthebones, marina_bonomi, janetmiles, thnidu, DW user Chanter_greenie, lb_lee, Anthony and shirley Barrette.  Please welcome new donor Sharpeningthebones.  The donor perk-post is "What Makes a Hero?"  Donors can also see the list of upcoming themes.


The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

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