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    Thank you for joining us, HCabret, Peter and Dieter.
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    Well, I'm two weeks late, and I really apologize for that. I have really not felt well lately. I couldn't really say I was sick, but I sure was bleh. Anywho, the contest is now officially closed. I will decide on a winner and post that announcement tomorrow.

    After that, the winner will announce the topic for the next context and it's length, when it is closed and the new winner, etc. I think this is a really cool idea for a poetry contest, so I hope this takes off. See you tomorrow.
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    To be avant garde means to be innovative or experimental. I'm not sure that any of these poems fit that parameter. How do they stand up, then, as poetry?

    Cacian-I like your idea of being a part of something. Your entry is a trifle choppy and rhymie, almost as if that were the most important thing about poetry. I sometimes think you are having us all on-but you would never do that, would you?

    Lokasenna-I love the breezy tone your tale of evil tells, Lokasenna. You've created a most fun and evil villain.

    Iain Sparrow-Your whole poem is a challenge to an unknown poet. I like your mettle and the last four lines of your poem best.

    HCabret-I find yours, in the spirit of well-written poetry, to be rather a strong entry in terms of intent and style that neither subjugates nor overwhelms your ideas. Well done.

    PeterL-Ve-r-r-r-y clever. I enjoyed this short but to the point entry, although I might take issue with your last line.

    DieterM-Point taken, my friend, point taken.


    The winner then, HCabret for" Eight."


    Congratulations, H. I hand off the next contest to you.
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    Congrats, HCabret, and ty, qimissung, for contacting me re. this contest :-)
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    qimissung thank you and no I would not have you on. how could I??
    what I wrote was genuine.
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    congratulations to HCabret.
    it may never try
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    Indeed, well done HCabret! And everyone else as well.
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    Congrats HCabret!.. and thank goodness I didn't win. Winning a poetry contest... well, I could never live that one down.

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    so who is taking the lead for the next topic??

    how does it avant-garde if it does not have a bard??
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
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    Right. We need a bard to avant-garde. Nice way of putting that, cacian. I wonder if there is a runner-up to take the lead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesNo View Post
    Right. We need a bard to avant-garde. Nice way of putting that, cacian. I wonder if there is a runner-up to take the lead?
    haha indeed. I don't think HCabret is around.
    another member may take it up.
    who is the runner up if not
    how about yourself YesNo?
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    I was planning to enter the context, but actually didn't, so someone else should continue this.

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    Does it have to be avant-garde poetry, or could we try a different genre? I'm not a very good judge of the avant-garde, but I'd be very happy to run/judge a contest on another theme - but only if people would like me to? I don't have time at the minute to compose anything, so I wouldn't feel like I was missing out by not competing.

    What about a narrative poetry contest?
    "I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity- through him all things fall. Not by wrath, but by laughter, do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!" - Nietzsche

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    Good ideas, Lokasenna. I have some ideas, but it will be tomorrow before I can finalize them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokasenna View Post
    Does it have to be avant-garde poetry, or could we try a different genre? I'm not a very good judge of the avant-garde, but I'd be very happy to run/judge a contest on another theme - but only if people would like me to? I don't have time at the minute to compose anything, so I wouldn't feel like I was missing out by not competing.

    What about a narrative poetry contest?
    Loka I think it is a great idea although I am not familiar with narrative poems.
    it may never try
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    it is just that
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    Following a private discussion with Qimi, we've decided to carry on with the avant-garde theme for now. I'll create a new thread later today for that purpose: the 'Avant-Garde Poetry Contest 2'.

    We'll have a narrative poetry contest at some point in the near future - 'narrative' poetry being poetry that tells a story of some kind, though I imagine we'll be able to interpret that as broadly as possible. I hope by the time it rocks around I'll have enough leisure time to compose something (I haven't written anywhere near enough poetry this year...).
    "I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity- through him all things fall. Not by wrath, but by laughter, do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!" - Nietzsche

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