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JohnnyBlaze said:Woot! Woot!

Winners have been posted on our site!

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

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

Avatars link directly to the winning entries!

< Ahavati & Johnny




Webmiss is a bit busy right now - but, to our champions, PoetsRevenge and Hepcat61 - she will be changing out your trophies for this specially designed one at her earliest convenience.   Thank you for your patience!

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Ahavati said:



Webmiss is a bit busy right now - but, to our champions, PoetsRevenge and Hepcat61 - she will be changing out your trophies for this specially designed one at her earliest convenience.   Thank you for your patience!


That sounds great, I can't wait to see it👑

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JohnnyBlaze said:Woot! Woot!

Winners have been posted on our site!

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

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

Avatars link directly to the winning entries!

< Ahavati & Johnny


It looks great. very professionally done

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Welcome to 2020 Classics, Poets! Our latest comps are up and running! And, congratulations to the 2019 Classic Corner Champions, PoetsRevenge and HepCat61!  Your specially designed crowns erm, trophies have been awarded by Webmiss!

The Classic Corner: Louise Glück
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11190/

The Classic Corner: Langston Hughes tribute
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11191/

We're compiling a list for February's poll and will have it up and running soon!  Thank you for your patience, and welcome to a NEW YEAR OF CLASSICS!

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Ahavati said:Welcome to 2020 Classics, Poets! Our latest comps are up and running! And, congratulations to the 2019 Classic Corner Champions, PoetsRevenge and HepCat61!  Your specially designed crowns erm, trophies have been awarded by Webmiss!

The Classic Corner: Louise Glück
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11190/

The Classic Corner: Langston Hughes tribute
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11191/

We're compiling a list for February's poll and will have it up and running soon!  Thank you for your patience, and welcome to a NEW YEAR OF CLASSICS!


I've been awarded the classic crest/erm on my trophy page, very honored :)

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PoetsRevenge said:

I've been awarded the classic crest/erm on my trophy page, very honored :)


Very deserving too.

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PoetsRevenge said:

I've been awarded the classic crest/erm on my trophy page, very honored :)


JohnnyBlaze said:

Very deserving too.


Ditto!

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And hey guys, it looks FABULOUS!  Congratulations again, PR!

🐾💌

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I'm so late to this party! Ok, I'm in.

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Nice to have you on board, Sky; we look forward to your entries. xo

Special Announcement:

In regards to this year's Classic Championship, the following will be kept in mind when selecting the winners:

How many times you have entered the classics throughout the year.

While we understand that you may not feel inspired by every featured poet over a twelve-month period, how many times you push yourself to overcome that and enter regardless will be given a higher consideration when judging the championships.  The purpose of the classics is inspiration, education, and determination:  inspiration from some of the greatest poets who lived or still live;  educating yourself on unfamiliar poets; and, determination to emulate their style, thus pushing yourself to grow as a poet.

How many times you've won or placed is irrelevant.  If you have entered the majority of competitions and knock it out of the park during the championship, you stand just a good a chance of winning as someone who has won the classics half a dozen times.  


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Special Announcement ( continued ):

In regards to this year's Classic Championship, the following will be kept in mind when selecting the winners:

The Changing Nature of Guidelines and Adherence To Such

What will also be factored into your chances of winning the next Classic Championship is your consistent adherence to the guidelines. If  we have to keep reminding you to add themes or link to a poem that inspired you, that informs us that you are either skimmimg through the guidelines or not reading them ( under the assumption these do not change ) - either way, simply not taking the competitions serious enough.

The guidelines can and do change from one month to the next.  Please do not make the mistake of taking it for granted they don't.

Also, beginning with February's competitions, the guidelines will undergo a major change regarding entries and their inspirations:

Only 1 source poem named and linked to in your notes will be accepted, which will allow us to better judge how well you were inspired by that particular poem.

The days of "multi-poem inspired entries" will end with the current January challenges of #LangstonHughes and #LouiseGluck .


Yes, nothing would thrill us more if you read numerous poems by our featured poets! We WANT you to study each writer not only in order to understand and appreciate their contributions, but also to familiarize yourself with their essences we wish for you to emulate in your entries. Then, from those, select individual poems as your inspiration.

Keep in mind that while poems labelled "non entry" are not viable for the trophy ( Ahavati and I each usually contribute at least one each ), these do not require such a strict adherence to the guidelines. We do enjoy non entries and are always delighted to read that you were inspired.

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Thank you to everyone who voted in February's poll! Our featured poets will be Stevie Smith and Billy Collins!

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Annnnd the pages for Louise Glück and Langston Hughes have generated :

Louise Glück:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/LouiseGluck/

Langston Hughes:  
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/LangstonHughes/

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Please join us in February's Classic Corner Comps honoring Stevie Smith and Billy Collins at the links below:

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11244/

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11245/

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