October 29th, 2016


Unsold Poems from the October 4, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the October 4, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my LiveJournal profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

There are still verses left in the linkback poems "Thinking River Thoughts" and "È Meglio Star Solo." Linking to this page will reveal new verses in whichever poem you request.
" Tour Guides for All of Knowledge" and "The Tornado Blew Away" are now complete.

"The Day of Their Calamity"
Your prompt about "THIS is a monster" inspired the free-verse poem "The Day of Their Calamity," which includes flashbacks to prior incidents along with Dr. Infanta's response to some of Israel's recent behavior. It's a bottom-ten country for sound reasons.
276 lines, Buy It Now = $138

"His Capacity for Self-Redemption"
A Dreamwidth prompt about Kincade inspired the free-verse poem "His Capacity for Self-Redemption." Dr. Bloch's CPR class turned into a long, detailed exploration of what education usually looks like in T-America with some accommodations for the prison context and individual needs of the students. There's even some discussion of challenges raised by ethnic variations, disabilities, and soup care.
888 lines, Buy It Now = $444
(Available for posting after "To Suffer the Selfishness" has been sponsored and published.)

This inspired the free-verse poem "Honeybumping." Adalina ponders the implications of her superpowers and what she can do with them.
180 lines, Buy It Now = $90

"I Wish I Might"
A backchannel prompt from janetmiles inspired the free-verse poem "I Wish I Might." When a severely injured little girl wishes to meet a supervillain, one volunteer is brave enough to track down Render and ask for a favor. Flangst ensues.
212 lines, Buy It Now = $106

"Not Behind the Bars"
Your werewolf prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Not Behind the Bars." When a traveling menagerie comes to the village, trouble ensues.
312 lines, Buy It Now = $156

"The Strongest Souls"
A couple of Dreamwidth prompts inspired the free-verse poem "The Strongest Souls." Cassandra has a few scars from self-injury, and still struggles with urges to hurt herself. Groundhog helps her cope.
386 lines, Buy It Now = $193


Poetry Fishbowl Report for October 18, 2016

This month's bonus theme was "The 50 Poetic States."  I worked from 1:15 PM to 4 AM, so about 14 hours 45 minutes.  I wrote 17 poems on Tuesday and another 9 later on.

Participation was good, with 27 comments in LiveJournal and another 32 in Dreamwidth.  There were no new prompters.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the October 4, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Big Sky Country"
"Building Castles"
"Foggy Memories of California"
"Like the Back of Your Hand"
"On the Sugar Trail"
"One for the Road"
"The Peach Tree State"
"The Poetic License of Wyoming"

All poems sponsored from this batch have been posted.  I've still got one more from outside the batch that I need to post.  I have finished drafting all the poems planned for The 50 Poetic States  and will be compiling those into a manuscript.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.