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Sunday, every Sunday, let's have a community picnic. It's probably been a long week, and it's lovely to have a few minutes to sit back and relax and enjoy some good conversation in a less formal space. Feel free to bring something for the Picnic Basket - a poem you liked this week, a thought you had or something you experienced, or even something completely unrelated to poetry whatsoever that you just feel like sharing. Just take a moment to say hello, and maybe have a bite to eat; no one is going anywhere fast, and the shade promises some relief from the everyday heat. Let’s get to know each other a bit better, here under the branches of the poet’s tree.

Re: weekly roundup thread - general poetry news

Date: 2015-02-22 09:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zirconium
haiku contest, deadline 3/1, no entry fee:
http://iafor.org/vladimir-devide-haiku-award-2015-open-haiku-competition-submissions/

Another round of renku sessions is underway, and the current leader is being proactive about letting people know when submitted verses don't fit what's being asked for, which I find helpful. Today I learned that "mushroom" is a season word...

http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2015/02/20/the-renku-sessions-junicho-daisan

Date: 2015-02-23 03:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] birke
One of the songs the choir sang at my UU church today was this poem set to music.

Re: Updates from Comm Affiliates

Date: 2015-02-23 06:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lnhammer
It's good fun.

I find it useful to have some sort of a theme, even if it's unstated, for picking poems, but it's certainly not required. Just flip through your favorite collections until you said "Oh, yes, this one" enough times to fill a week.

---L.

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