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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by Dew » May 19th, 2012, 1:03 am

I know it's old fashioned (and I haven't participated in WC since the new site), but how about a theme-free challenge that is form-centric...but not classical. Perhaps challenge members to write any poem, but adhere to an invented form...like a specific meter (^/^^/^^/^/) or a specific rhyme (abbc bccd cdda) or maybe both. I know poetry is more than rhyme and meter, but roots is roots (?) - Thanks staff! - Dew



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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by Aceburg » May 20th, 2012, 4:03 am

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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by knpoet » May 30th, 2012, 4:35 pm

Just a few suggestions for topics for the Weekly Challenge:

• If you were a machine, what kind of machine would you be? Describe your functions and explain why you are ideally suited to fill this role.

• You are an ocean, timeless and boundless, sheltering myriad life forms within your waters. But now, in the time of global warming, your waters are drying up. Write a song describing how you feel about this.


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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by astroannie » June 8th, 2012, 8:50 pm

Write about what it's like being a famous pioneer of some sort. Like Amelia Earhart or Copernicus.


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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by DomingoCarl » August 7th, 2012, 9:18 am

My suggestion for a topic, a poem concerning historical epic poets and their work such as Dante, Homer or whoever one desires to write about.


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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by Baywriter » January 30th, 2013, 4:39 pm

Something that pushes the boundaries of structure -- say, with spacing, line breaks, color (cringe), etc., but does so in a way that makes sense to the reader. So the challenge is to convey meaning with structure. And the topic should be simple. Why do you write poetry? Something that gives the writers freedom to experiment.


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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by DukeR » February 3rd, 2013, 1:27 am

Aren't Sylvia Plath's journals set to unsealed in February 2013?

Would seem a fitting time to create a Weekly Challenge themed around Plath in someway:

- A poem that the journals might contain
- a poem inspired by one of hers (Mad Girl's Love Song)
- a poem about Plath herself

Anyways - just a thought.

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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by RogueInk » June 26th, 2013, 2:50 pm

Have a challenge that deals with Satan's fall from Heaven.


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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by Nokhsa » January 7th, 2014, 7:34 pm

Hello!


You must write with only one subject, which is a lifeless object that is determined by the challenge, the same lifeless object for everyone.



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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by Nokhsa » February 20th, 2014, 8:36 pm

Write a prose piece the length of an average poem and encrypt the most disturbing prose or poetry in it that you can possibly come up with.



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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by rupertpupkin » July 7th, 2014, 8:06 am

Write a poem (on anything you like) but with references to the TV show, "Breaking Bad."


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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by WriterMinuit » June 20th, 2015, 9:32 pm

Perhaps our take on the supernatural- be it a real presence or merely a metaphor to epitomize the poet's message? That way we all have freedom to choose technically what we want to write on, but challenges us to mould those discussions into a certain structure. I think we'd find a lot of variety from the submissions.


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Re: Weekly Challenge Topic Suggestions

Post by rupertpupkin » August 26th, 2015, 12:25 pm

Write a poem that indirectly incorporates the names of as many members as you can.


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