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Poetry Fishbowl Report for August 5, 2014 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for August 5, 2014
This month's theme was "flexible truths."  I worked from 12:30 PM to 6:15 AM, so about 15 hours 45 minutes, allowing for lunch and supper breaks (the longest yet).  I wrote 13 poems on Tuesday and another 12 later.  They covered the whole range of sizes again.

Participation was high, with 51 comments on LiveJournal and another 45 on Dreamwidth.  Thanks to new prompter Twitter user Harriet Clough, there's a second freebie poem, "Je Ne Regrette Rien."


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the August 5, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:

"Bending the Arc Toward Justice"
"The Best Government Money Can Buy"
"Closing the Score"
"Cuantos Niños"
"Give Her a Mask"
"Je Ne Regrette Rien"
"Miracles and Other Lies"
"Of the Line of Danu"
"Off Fire"
"A Perspective, Not the Truth"
"Politics, Cartoon Physics, and the Elasticity Factor"
"Porcelain Perceptions"
"The Taste of Rust"
"The Things We Tell, the Thongs We Don't"
"Threatening Rain"
"To the Least of My People"
"Weapons of Mass Instruction"
"Written by the Winners"

"A Stranger's Way" (4/1/14 fishbowl, Beneath the Family Tree)
"A Walk in the Park" (Frankenstein's Family)


Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, read the unsold poetry list from August 5. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

All currently sponsored poems have been uploaded.  Backchannel copies of the rest have gone out to sponsors.  Per the $200 goal, "A Walk in the Park" is the free epic.  Per the $250 goal, that's two tallies toward a bonus fishbowl.  Per the $300 goal, there was a half-price sale in Frankenstein's Family.

The donor perk isn't written yet.  Donors this month included ng_moonmoth, laffingkat, janemiles, the_vulture, DW user Stardreamer, Anthony & Shirley Barrette.


The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

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