Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poetry Fishbowl Report for April 2, 2013

This month's theme was "fantasy in other eras," focusing outside the usual Medieval/Renaissance range.  We wound up spanning everything from neolithic to space age, woohoo!  You folks rock.  I worked from 12:30 PM to 1:30 AM, so about 11 hours allowing for the usual breaks.  Prompts came in fits and starts.  I wrote 16 poems on Tuesday and 1 more later.

All of the poems were free verse.  Most used a single prompt, or one fishbowl prompt and something from another fest.  (I'm really liking the Rainbowfic prompt lists.)  A few poems stacked more.  Poems clustered at the long and epic sizes, with little below that.  Fantasy seems to trend long.  There were only a few series poems this time, mostly stand-alone stuff.  We covered a lot of different cultures; that was exciting.

Activity was okay, with 49 prompts on LJ and 15 on DW.  A total of 22 people sent prompts.  Please welcome new prompters DW user Finch and technogeekslass.  You have them to thank for the extra freebie.

Read some poetry!
The following poems from the February 2013 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Beastly Myths"
"En Boca del Mentiroso"
"Boil the Sea"
"The Captain of Capistrano"
"A Dream of Fields" (Monster House)
"Fantasy Is Beautiful, Man"
"Ghost of a Chance"
"Gloss and Aether" (The Steamsmith)
"Gunpowder Treason" (The Steamsmith)
"The Lady of Athens"
"The Launch at Bubastis"
"Sword of the Stars, Shield of the Moon"
"This Curséd Light"
"Todo lo que Brilla"
"To Control Powers"
"To Weep for What Was Lost" (A Conflagration of Dragons)
"Two Sticks Together"

"Carrying the Sea and the Sky" (A Conflagration of Dragons continuing linkback)
"Living on the Edges" (P.I.E.)
"Why Old Women Fall in Love with Linguists"

Buy some poetry!
The fishbowl has sold out again.  Yaaaay!

All the poetry has been posted.  Per the $200 goal, "Living on the Edges" (P.I.E.) is the free epic.  Per the $250 goal, there will be a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, April 16.  Based on an audience poll, the theme will be Path of the Paladins.  Per the $300 goal, you get a half-price sale, which I'll bump to next month since we're doing the bonus session this month.

I still need to write the donor perk-post.  Donors this month included: thnidu, janetmiles, thesilentpoet, DW user Finch, Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  Huzzah for new donor Finch!  Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.
Tags: cyberfunded creativity, fantasy, fishbowl, poetry, reading, writing
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