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JohnnyBlaze said:

Webmiss notified me that she has just added #KimAddonizio, so everyone go ahead and tag your entries!

Edit: Err ... maybe ... the tag at least pops up when you type it in ......


I just tagged my Kim Addonzio poem and it worked, too, page is still coming soon, though.

Your critiques this month on the classic tributes were excellent, by the way, I learned so much, J and A, thanks so much

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Just tagged mine too. I think it takes 8 to generate a page ( and even then it takes roughly 24 hours to generate ). We may have to go through the comp and notify entrants it's working now. That seems a lifetime ago!

And, you're very welcome in regards to the critique; they're geared to help entrants win the next time.

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Ahavati said:Just tagged mine too. I think it takes 8 to generate a page ( and even then it takes roughly 24 hours to generate ). We may have to go through the comp and notify entrants it's working now. That seems a lifetime ago!

And, you're very welcome in regards to the critique; they're geared to help entrants win the next time.


Or it could be like the Dr Seuss comp in which we just write more of them!  I think you wrote 4 and I wrote 3! LOL

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JohnnyBlaze said:

Or it could be like the Dr Seuss comp in which we just write more of them!  I think you wrote 4 and I wrote 3! LOL


Dr. Seuss was fun! I think I wrote more for Elizabeth Bishop because I really connected with her and her poetry, much like Mary Oliver.

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Ahavati said:

Dr. Seuss was fun! I think I wrote more for Elizabeth Bishop because I really connected with her and her poetry, much like Mary Oliver.


Oh, yeah. You wrote plenty for those.

I think I did likewise for Frost and Lorca.

These CCComps have resulted in some of my best writing!

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YO!

CCPeeps, the WINNERS of the August challenges have been posted to our site:

http://www.poeticmedics.com/classic_corner_poet_tributes.html

Remember, avatars link directly to the winning entries!

And check out all of the previous challenges while you visit!

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Fantastic work!

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Word!

The WINNERS of the September CCComps have been posted to our site:

http://www.poeticmedics.com/classic_corner_poet_tributes.html

Remember, avatars link directly to the winning entries!

And check out all of the previous challenges while you visit!

< Ahavati & JohnnyBlaze[/quote]

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JohnnyBlaze said:Word!

The WINNERS of the September CCComps have been posted to our site:

http://www.poeticmedics.com/classic_corner_poet_tributes.html

Remember, avatars link directly to the winning entries!

And check out all of the previous challenges while you visit!

< Ahavati & JohnnyBlaze


Excellent work as usual! My bad! I forgot to post yesterday!

Thank you to all who braved last month's Classic Comps! We hope to see you this month in tribute to Ai Ogwaga and Rabindrath Tagore!

Ai:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11599/#500247

Tagore:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11600/

Also, don't forget to vote in November's CCC Poll in the speakeasy!
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/speakeasy/read/11601/

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Ahavati said:

Excellent work as usual! My bad! I forgot to post yesterday!

Thank you to all who braved last month's Classic Comps! We hope to see you this month in tribute to Ai Ogwaga and Rabindrath Tagore!

Ai:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11599/#500247

Tagore:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11600/

Also, don't forget to vote in November's CCC Poll in the speakeasy!
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/speakeasy/read/11601/


Understandable ..... we needed to reuperate from the judging!

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In reference to the comp "Nothing But Color" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11599/

I found an amazing two part series about Ai at PoetryFoundation that will help anyone truly get into her mindset as she writes --- and writes from the perspective of other mindsets.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2018/10/a-facets-gleam-ai-and-the-believable-i-part-i

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JohnnyBlaze said:I found an amazing two part series about Ai at PoetryFoundation that will help anyone truly get into her mindset as she writes --- and writes from the perspective of other mindsets.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2018/10/a-facets-gleam-ai-and-the-believable-i-part-i


Love this. And it gives me an opportunity to touch base on something that I've been trying to find the right way to articulate. It's been inferred that we have * favorites *, and one even used the term * as anticipated * in regards to a regular's post.

Both are true, and here is why ( from part I of the aforementioned series ):

Ai did not “get away with” her personas. If we read her work carefully, we will see generous craft that offers to us the critical difference between facet and facade. A facet is a flat side of something, as in “A butcher knife has two facets.” It is also a unique distinction or particular aspect in a problem, as in “Ai looked into every facet of the murderer.” The word “facet” points to specificity, precision, and multiplicity. A facade, on the other hand, is the face or front of a building, as in “the church’s facade is browed with gargoyles.” A facade is also a misrepresentation intended to conceal something uncomfortable or unpleasant, as in “John put up a facade to hide his insecurities.” Ai is not interested in facade and therefore not interested in hiding herself from the page. Regardless of the age, gender, occupation, religion, or other unique qualities of her speakers, Ai makes sure that as she moves through her speaker’s psychology her imagination is at the front. She refuses to go for the easy idea of a situation or the expected stereotype of her chosen voice. Her personas are simply facets of herself as a multi-bladed human being.

Facade is the absolute PERFECT term for those who enter this competition having read a poem or two vs studying the facets of the poet to understand their mindset and writing. We are not interested in facade, but the many facets of the classic or modern poet. Our repetitive winners study to understand the poet, not simply to acquire a trophy; and * as anticipated * it shows.

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^ And the Ai comp is the absolute perfect challenge that will seperate

those who attempt to emulate what they see on the surface ( the poem's wording and poet's styling )

from

those who write from the vantage point of being Ai ( what her message was in her poem and how she went about creating the poem to express it ).



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As for me ... I can only speak for the Edna St. Vincent Millay contest ... I agreed with the winners and runners up completely ... I also found the assessment of their poems spot on ... glad to see you are giving these competitions such careful thought and scrutiny ... I dislike it when the comps become all about WILY (whether I like you) or a chance to stick it those one does not like ...

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Forgot to add this ... "Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher" ~ Oprah

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