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Poetry Fishbowl Report for February 4, 2014 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for February 4, 2014
Our theme this month was "love."  I worked from 12:45 PM to 4:30 AM, so about 13 hours 45 minutes, allowing for lunch and supper breaks.  I wrote 12 poems on Tuesday, and another 8 spread through the week.  Series prompts often run longer and stack less, so it spreads out the writing.  In addition to the epics there were a bunch of long and medium-long poems this time, all free verse.

Participation was much livelier than last month.  There were 46 comments on LiveJournal and another 30 on Dreamwidth.  A total of 22 people sent prompts.  Please welcome new prompters DW users Alexseanchai, Sharpeningthebones, Peoriapeoriawhereart, and Librarygeek.  You have them to thank for the extra freebie.  That's more new prompters than we've had in some time!


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the March 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Always Like Itself"
"Aren't You Already There"
"As One of Your Countrymen"
"The Children Made Manifest"
"The Feast of Saint Valentine"
"Let Me Count the Days"
"The Love of Brothers"
"No-Good Lovers"
"A Picnic in the Hills"
"Pussy Willows and Tiger Lilies"
"Speaking of Broccoli"
"Unexpected Affections"
"Valor's Widow"
"Waiting Hand and Foot"

"Spirit of Truth" (One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis, 1/7/14 fishbowl)
"Grotesque Alterations" (Frankenstein's Family, 12/3/13 fishbowl)


Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, read the unsold poetry list from February. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

All currently sponsored poems have been posted.  Prompter copies for the rest have gone out.  Per the $200 goal, "Grotesque Alterations" is the free epic.  Per the $250 goal, that's a second tally toward a bonus fishbowl.  Per the $300 goal, there will be a half-price sale in Walking the Beat from February 17-23.

Donors this month included lb_lee, Anonymous, janetmiles, DW user Librarygeek, zianuray, rix_scaedu, Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  Please welcome new donor Librarygeek, contributing toward that second freebie.  The donor perk is "Types of Love," posted on DW since the LJ group function is still borked.


The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

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