January 30th, 2018


Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, February 6

This is an advance announcement for the Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. This time the theme will be "Rare Orientations." I'll be soliciting ideas for lovers, kinky playpartners, friends, zucchini, beat partners, dance partners, housemates, familiars, deities and followers, other relationships, aces, outcasts, seeking a relationship, finding each other, falling in love/like,  asking questions, deepening intimacy, building trust, starting a household/family, betraying someone, breaking up, facing thresholds, discoverying yourself, learning what you can do, believing, disbelieving, studying sex/gender dynamics, bedrooms, coffee houses, ice cream parlors, classrooms, dungeons and other playrooms, patrol cars, skating rinks, other places people pursue uncommon relationships, vocabulary of orientations, crushes, squishes, latches, partnerships, other attachment bonds, different kinds of courtship, promises, commitment symbols, mating scents and other signals, strong feelings, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, equality and inequality, alienation, rejection, privacy, and poetic forms in particular.

Among my projects that involve rare orientations: An Army of OneClay of Life, Frankenstein's Family, Hart's Farm, Kung Fu Robots, One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis, The Origami Mage, Path of the Paladins, Polychrome HeroicsWalking the Beat.

See also: Sexual Orientations in My Characters, Romantic Orientations in My CharactersQUILTBAG Characters.  I am particularly interested in exploring nonsexual orientations, such as Pips' attraction to bosses.  

I have a linkback poem, "The Attack of the Dragon Shrimp" (10 verses, unicorn series). 

If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week.  (If you're not available that day, or you live in a time zone that makes it hard to reach me, you can leave advance prompts.  I am now.)  Meanwhile, if you want to help with promotion, please feel free to link back here or repost this on your blog. 

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