The 2016 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers will be held on October 14 and October 15 at The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, masterclasses, panel discussions, and individual editing sessions with faculty. Participants include poets Robin Coste Lewis and Chloe …
Patterns are a natural or accidental arrangement or sequence. Patterns can relate to behaviours, visual design, occurrences in nature, methods, and more. It can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of Patterns.
Share a 5-7-5 poem. That’s a poem where the first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. EXAMPLE As the birds fly south (5 syllables) I make reservations to (7 syllables) Go to Florida. (5 syllables)
A palindrome is a word (or sentence) that reads the same backwards as forward. So “rotor” is a palindrome. For a palindrome poem you incorporate it into your poem but do so with each sentence. It’s a fun and challenging form of poetry. Simple Example Life Is Good Good Is Life
Write a poem of any type that shares your thoughts and feelings on faith. Your poem can be spiritual. But is also can be political or intellectual. Just share your thoughts on this topic.
Write an acrostic poem. This is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. See an example and get started by reading the announcement.
Write a three line poem that follows a specific syllable count. The first line will have five syllables. The second line has seven syllables. The last line can have five or seven syllables. So just three lines and a specific syllable count? What can you create. Cash prize to the winner.
Some of the most famous poems told a story. “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is a good example. Or “Odysseus Decision” by Louise Gluck. Now it is your turn. For this contest we are looking for poems that tell a story. Write a poem of any type that tells a story.
Online journal KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) calls for your best original Haibun and Tanka Prose. Cash prizes awarded, plus publication online this fall and in a special-edition print anthology dedicated to the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists. All contributors whose works are selected will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Judge: Matthew …
KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) calls for your best original Haibun and Tanka Prose. Innovative and experimental works encouraged. Contest ends at midnight PST on 15 June 2016. Entry fee: $5 (US) per piece, no limit. Cash prizes and publication awarded: $200 First Prize, $150 Second, $100 Third, and $50 Honorable Mentions (3 to …