Hello, everyone. Welcome to the logistics thread for the 2nd SDMB Poetry Sweatshop. We had a lot of fun with the last one, and the poems were truly outstanding. (Links to earlier Logistics, Anthology and Voting threads for those interested.) I have asked the moderators their permission to do another, and it has been granted.
The way the Poetry Sweatshop works - participants will have one hour to create a poem. The poem must incorporate three words, selected at random by me at the start of the sweatshop. Other than that, it is up to the individual poets to shape their creations. Rhyme or not, meter or not, form or not, short or long - all up to the taste of the poets. The words will be posted in this thread, and at the top of a new thread, called the ‘Anthology’.
After the hour is up, a poll will be created in the ‘Anthology’ thread and readers will get to vote for their favourite poem from among the submissions. After 2 days, the poll will close; at which point the author of the favourite poem will be crowned ‘Poet Laureate of the SDMB’, and be showered with admiration and praise. tracy jo is our current Poet Laureate.
I would like to suggest that we schedule the hour for sometime this coming weekend. My strong preference would be for Saturday, Dec. 5th, and if we could manage 17:00 EST, we might be able to include the Australian, European and North American contingents in one go. (11PM Paris, 5PM Toronto, 2PM Vancouver, 9AM Sunday, Dec. 6th in Sydney, Australia.) Please, if you are interested in participating, let me know if this is a good time/day for you or not. I’d like to accommodate as many people as possible, within reason.
And speaking of such things - if you are interested in participating, could you please drop a reply in this thread? Although it is not necessary to express your interest in advance, it just gives me a kind of mental checklist of whose submissions to look out for when I’m constructing the poll.
I think that’s all for now; warmest wishes to everyone, and I hope lots of people can find time to participate.