Co-Host - Ahavati
Part VI in an ongoing series introducing serious writers of DUP to the most well-known poets, both classical and modern.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, more recognized by the world as Dr. Seuss, was an American children's author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, screenwriter, filmmaker, and artist, He is best known for his work having written and illustrated more than 60 books. His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.
Geisel won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for Horton Hatches the Egg
and again in 1961 for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
. His birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. Guidelines
Write a new poem honoring Seuss sourced from one of his poems or children's books. Bonus points if you include a reference to the title within yours.
The trophy is as good as yours if we have determined you captured both the essence of Suess and the poem you are sourcing.
We don't just want you mimicking his writing style; we want you being Seuss himself! And that may require more research on your behalf, if you are not entirely familiar with him. Remember, Wikipedia is always your friend. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss?wprov=sfla1 The Rules
1. One entry per DUP persona.
2. No erotica; this is open to all ages and can't be viewed with an ECW.
3. No exact word limit; however, attempt to keep it no more than 250 - 300.
4. Any form is acceptable.
5. In your poem's notes, include a hyperlink to the particular poem or story you sourced online so everyone may familiarize themselves with it and for the judges to use in the evaluation process.
6. Insert the hashtag #DrSuess after your poem and link to your poem here in the competition. Do NOT copy paste your poem to the competition. The point is to eventually direct visitors searching for Suess to your poem via the hashtag we hope will soon be implemented as a theme by the Webmiss.
Now, If at anytime anyone is uncertain about the rules, you are always welcome to inquire for clarification via Private Message.
Comp will be judged by a panel including myself. You have two weeks only; best of luck to all entrants.