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The admins are pleased to announce that this year [community profile] poetree is officially affiliating with the [community profile] pod_together challenge, and we will be collaborating with the [community profile] pod_together admins to support and encourage more people to produce and record poetry for Pod Together 2013.

What is [community profile] pod_together, you might ask?

pod_together: a collaboration challenge for writers and podficcers
Open for sign ups June 9 to June 22 on DW, LJ, or tumblr


Pod Together is a transformative works collaboration challenge for writers and podficcers, or in the case of poetry, poets and performers. Poets write poems specifically to be performed, and performers record audio versions of their performances.

If you're thinking this sounds a great deal like spoken word / slam poetry, that is indeed one tradition you could be drawing on! You are not, however, limited to writing in a slam poetry style if you sign up as a poet. Rather, the collaboration element of this challenge is that each poet or group of poets works with one or more partner performers to write a poem or poem series for that specific person or persons to perform. Performers help poets incorporate elements that play to their strengths as performers.

You may sign up as an individual poet or performer, and be matched with someone to work with, or find your own collaborators and sign up as a group. The deadline to sign up one way or another is this Saturday, June 22nd.

As part of supporting and encouraging more people to sign up to write or perform poetry, [community profile] poetree is hosting a parallel icebreaker week here at the community after signups close (i.e. next week) specifically geared toward helping people of all skill levels warm up their creative juices, get acquainted with the resources [community profile] poetree has to offer, and get oriented re: the challenges and pleasures unique to creating poetry rather than prose for such a challenge.

The creators of any poetry project successfully completed for Pod Together 2013 will have the option of cross-posting their finished project to [community profile] poetree. Creators of completed or in-progress projects will also have the option, if they wish, to sign up to host a week at [community profile] poetree to share their project in more depth with this community; in-progress project creators may find this useful, for example, as a way to get specific excerpts that are proving troublesome workshopped or otherwise get feedback and encouragement from this community.

[community profile] poetree will also have three 'Climbing the Poet's Tree' challenges open to anyone who signs up for something poetry-related for [community profile] pod_together; potential prizes include paid Dreamwidth time and original cover art for finished project. See Climbing the Poet's Tree: Challenges #34 - 36 for more details.

ETA: if the word count seems a bit intimidating, why write alone? Comment on this post if you'd like to write poetry for the challenge with one or more other poets.

Last edited 6/22/13 by jjhunter

Date: 2013-06-18 01:15 pm (UTC)
serene: mailbox (Default)
From: [personal profile] serene
This sounds really fun!

Date: 2013-06-19 11:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] klb
I have found the best partner for you! IT IS GOING TO BE AMAZING.

Date: 2013-06-19 11:50 pm (UTC)
serene: mailbox (Default)
From: [personal profile] serene
YAYYYYY!

Date: 2013-06-19 11:57 pm (UTC)
jjhunter: Drawing of human JJ in ink tinted with blue watercolor; woman wearing glasses with arched eyebrows (JJ inked)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
I'm excited, and glad you are too! :oD

Date: 2013-06-22 11:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] caput_mortuum
I am trying to make everyone write poetry :I wish me luck!

Date: 2013-06-22 11:16 am (UTC)
jjhunter: Paper sculpture of bulbuous tree made from strips of book pages (poetree admin icon)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Luck! :o)

(There will be a *lot* of useful support-and-resources type posts during our parallel icebreaker next week; people who are intimidated by the idea of writing one 1k+ word poem may find it easier to contemplate writing a series of poems that collectively add up to or surpass the minimum word count. This what is serial poetry page by comm member [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith gives an excellent intro to what that might entail. Also, shiny possible prizes ftw, y/y?)

Date: 2013-06-22 02:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] caput_mortuum
That sounds lovely and it's great to know you don't have to write a long poem :)

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