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01 June 2010 @ 01:18 pm
June poetry fishbowl at Ysabet's!  
My friend ysabetwordsmith is doing her June poetry fishbowl today.
Today's theme is "opposites." I'll be soliciting ideas for odd couples, fish out of water, alignment flips, polarized artifacts, hairpin plot twists, moral dilemmas, abstract dualities, settings that incorporate opposed features, and poetic forms in particular. But anything is welcome, really. If you manage to recommend a form that I don't recognize, I will probably pounce on it and ask you for its rules. I do have the first edition of Lewis Turco's The Book of Forms which covers most common and many obscure forms.


A Poetry Fishbowl is poetry written approximately to spec -- you give her a prompt, she'll write a poem. She may combine prompts from more than one person in a given piece. You'll get a copy (via email) of the poem written to your prompt, and she'll post a comment with the title and a short description, including cost.

She usually posts one free poem per month as a teaser. If you sponsor a poem (can be any poem listed, doesn't have to be the one written for you), she will post it on her journal as a separate entry, and you receive non-exclusive reprint rights, which means you can re-post it (with proper credit, of course!) in your journal or blog.

Go feed the fish! If at least one new person posts a prompt or sponsors a poem, ysabetwordsmith will post an additional free poem.