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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The theme this month was "Things With Wings," which turned out to be tremendously popular.  Prompts came in early, though the flood slowed by the end of the day.  I worked from 12:45 to 11:30 PM, so about 8 hours 45 minutes accounting for breaks.  Almost all the poems were medium, with one long and a couple of epics.  I wrote 24 poems.  Most were free verse, though a few were form poems -- a sonnet, a couple done in haiku verses, one in couplets.  Plenty of the poems combined multiple prompts; some were singles. 

A total of 16 people sent prompts.  We had a lot of crosstalk going in the fishbowl, which is always fun.  There were two new prompters: please welcome poeticknowledge and kyleri.  Woohoo!  You have them to thank for the second freebie poem.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the March 2011 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:

"The Bumblebug"
"The Daughters of Befana" (a Fiorenza poem)
"The Flight of Free-Running Felines"
"the jade rabbit" (an Origami Mage poem)
"Paper, Scissors, Stone" (a Monster House poem)
"Pegasus Takes Flight"
"The Rainbow Layers"
"Shoe Flies"
"Time for Snow"
"The Truth in the Tower" (a Fiorenza poem)
"When Life Gives You Dragons"
"wings of paper, wings of lace" (an Origami Mage poem)

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.  That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.  Also, "Paper, Scissors, Stone" and "The Truth in the Tower" are currently being microfunded at $.50/line.  Fans on a budget should watch these -- often, a dollar or few is enough to reveal a new verse.

All of the fully sponsored poems have been posted, along with the funded verses of the two new epics.  Prompters have their backchannel copies of the other poems.  March's donor perk-post discusses the sonnet form.

Donors for March include: aldersprig, kyleri, the_vulture, marina_bonomi, tuftears, janetmiles, laffingkat, ladyqkat, slave2tehtink, and dulcinbradbury.  Please welcome new donors tuftears and slave2tehtink,  They helped bring you the extra freebie poem.  You are all wonderful and I greatly appreciate your support.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

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siege From: siege Date: March 5th, 2011 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
As a suggestion, you might make a post mentioning older unsold poems now and then. Sometimes interest can be revived as people change and new eyes come across your presence here.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 5th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


I've made a note to do this. Meanwhile, all the lists of unsold poems are linked on the Poetry Fishbowl Landing Page:
poeticknowledge From: poeticknowledge Date: March 7th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww..thank you so much! That is very kind of you to mention me. :) I was more than happy to participate. :) Thanks for the very warm welcome! <3
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 8th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)


I customarily list the month's donors in the followup report. Then on individual poems that get posted, I list the prompter(s) and sponsor(s). Recognition makes the crowdfunding world go 'round!
poeticknowledge From: poeticknowledge Date: March 11th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

Wonderful! :) I'm sure it does. People generally like recognition. :)
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