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Generally Sponsored Poetry Poll for July 2011 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Generally Sponsored Poetry Poll for July 2011
This is the generally sponsored poetry poll for the July 2011 Poetry Fishbowl.  You have $34 to spend.  There are two $10 poems left: "The Ones They Leave Behind" and "Half-Baked Ideas."  (Note that "The Ones They Leave Behind" is a direct sequel to "Shine On," concerning Ari's brother Larn as his sister leaves the village; and that "Half-Baked Ideas" is a sequel to "Where the Action Is, and Was, and Ever More Shall Be" describing how Brilla the baker has her shop across the street from Dron the barkeeper.)  There is one $20 poem left: "Wipeout."  There is one new epic poem available here: "The Blackfly Tribute" for $32.

There are also three open epics to which you could direct funds: "Enki's Messengers" needs $32.50 to be fully funded; you could finish it off.  "Fiorenza and the Witch-Son" needs $38.50 to be fully funded; you could almost cover all of that.  "Igor's Creature" needs $45 to be fully funded; you could put a big dent in that.

The following poll has multiple sections.  First, decide how you'd like to distribute funds across the sizes of poetry.  Next, there are some followup questions for selecting specific poems within those categories, depending on which category option proves most popular.  Please vote in all of those, not just the one(s) relating to your favorite option, because it could go any way and your input will help all around.  Note that the particular choices in the microfunding questions are aimed at getting you at least one new verse of the selected poem(s) insofar as that is possible; this and the general fund remnants have made for some funny-looking numbers, so rest assured there are reasons for that.  I will check this poll Thursday night.  If there's a clear winner at that time, I'll close the poll; if not, I may let it run a bit longer.

Poll #1759519 Generally Sponsored Poetry Poll for July 2011
This poll is closed.

How would you like to allocate the $34 in the general fund?

"The Blackfly Tribute" AND $2 toward microfunding
"Wipeout" AND ONE $10 poem AND $4 toward microfunding
BOTH $10 poems AND $14 toward microfunding
ALL $34 into microfunding

If either $2 or $4 goes to microfunding, which poem should get it?

"Enki's Messengers"
"Fiorenza and the Witch-Son"
"Igor's Creature"

If you get ONE $10 poem, which do you want?

"Half-Baked Ideas"
"The Ones They Leave Behind"

If $14 goes to microfunding, how do you want to assign it?

ALL $14 to "Enki's Messengers"
ALL $14 to "Fiorenza and the Witch-Son"
ALL $14 to "Igor's Creature"
$5.50 to "Igor" AND $4.50 to "Fiorenza" AND $4 to "Enki"

If ALL $34 goes to microfunding, how do you want to assign it?

$32.50 to "Enki's Messengers" AND $2.50 to "Fiorenza and the Witch-Son"
ALL $34 to "Fiorenza and the Witch-Son"
ALL $34 to "Igor's Creature"
$11 to "Enki" AND $11 to "Fiorenza" AND $12 to "Igor"

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thesilentpoet From: thesilentpoet Date: July 7th, 2011 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Might not be the best entry to leave this comment, but. I am disappointed I've missed the last two poetry bowls. My work's schedule changed, and I'm now working Tuesdays. (It's a job, I shouldn't be complaining, but it's not an ideal one.) Anyway I can send you prompts ahead of time for August? Themes so far from the season have really been piquing my interest.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: July 7th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hear you on that one. Quiet often, I'll leave a PM with a prompt a day or so before.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 7th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, please!

We've missed you at the fishbowls.

Yes, anyone who can't be online during the planned event is welcome to leave advance prompts with me. The August theme is "corruption & redemption." (*looks at open series* Wow, I bet the audience makes all kinds of hay with that.) A good approach would be to leave your prompt as a comment on the advance announcement post, or just send me an email or LJ private message around the same time.
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