Anybody up for a comp/writing exercise/discussion?

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Anybody up for a comp/writing exercise/discussion?

Postby Antcliff » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:09 pm

Anybody up for a comp or a writing exercise? New year, new leafs etc, etc

Suggestions below?

My own preference would be a something that engages with the title of the forum, "Contemporary Poetry Forum". What are people reading that they are finding engaging? Please don't say "McGonagall".

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Postby Macavity » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:36 am

Hi Seth

My own preference would be a something that engages with the title of the forum, "Contemporary Poetry Forum"


I think this is a good idea. Comps are a way of getting through a dry period (if they're not too challenging :) ) Perhaps a themed one within the context of the Contemporary Poetry Forum.

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Re: Anybody up for a comp/writing exercise/discussion?

Postby David Smedley » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 pm

Seth asked:
What are people reading that they are finding engaging?


Just finished, for the second time!! Blood Meridian. If you have not read it (knowing you like prose and poetry) then I would recommend it. Hell of a thing.

PS. I'm up for joining in.
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Re: Anybody up for a comp/writing exercise/discussion?

Postby Antcliff » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:55 pm

Thanks, David
No, I have not read Blood Meridian. I must, clearly.

Thanks, Mac
A comp, really? I wonder if there is a slightly more eccentric option.

1. We find an e-zine with a theme
2. We all write three...but closely related...poems
3. To produce the second we take our first poem and make it more "modern"
4. To create our third poem we take out second poem and make it (even) more "modern"
5. We submit the best

Of course the likeliest result is that we find we do not have much of a grasp of what these transitions require. And yet, I say unto you, that this may well be the fun element...pondering over what could be involved. We would be allowed to critique along the way.

Onwards to modernity! (Or at least 1970).


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