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[community profile] poetree is affiliating with the Pod Together Challenge again this year. Stay tuned for another round of related Climbing the Poet's Tree challenges, and sign up now if you're intrigued — today is final day for individual and group signups.

Some things to consider if you're hesitating:

  • There's no penalty for dropping out if you need to (this is what pinch-hitters are for), so what do you have to lose if you sign up and see how far you can get by the June 22nd check in?

  • The sheer diversity of Yuletide fandoms reminds us that just about anything can be used as inspiration for a transformative work. From television commercials to YouTube videos, from badass women in history to anthropomorphized academia, your imagination's the primary limit.

  • If you find that 1k+ word count intimidating regardless of whether you approach it as one poem or many, why work alone? Comment on this post to find one or more collaborators to write poetry with for the challenge. You can divide the word count and multiply your fun.


Resources from previous rounds of[community profile] pod_together and [community profile] pt_lightning:

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jjhunter

Today marks the day before the official Pod Together check-in #2, and thus the deadline for our Challenge 35 ("Draft a poem or poem series of 1,000+ total words for [community profile] pod_together by July 20th"). If you've drafted 1k+ words of poetry for a formal (or informal!) Pod Together fill by the end of today, you're eligible to win some awesome prizes, so don't forget to leave a comment to that effect on the official challenge post.

Whether or not you're done writing or just getting started, we want to hear from you! Please comment on this post or the admin post at some point this weekend re: the following, and remember that you can still request additional support at any point during the challenge.
  • How are things going? How do you feel about your progress so far?
  • Have you written or learned anything for this project that's surprised you?
  • [Optional] Give us a teaser - share a short excerpt of your poem(s) so far that you're especially pleased with.
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jjhunter

Long Poetry, Serial Poetry & Poetry Research

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Poetry as Performance

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If you have other readings to suggest from the POETREE archives or elsewhere, please link to them in the comments!
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jjhunter

This icebreaker was originally intended to be a series of interview excerpts, but due to time constraints the admins are opening it up as a set of questions for discussion instead. Please feel free to join in regardless of whether you are or have ever been signed up for the [community profile] pod_together challenge, let alone a poetry project for this year.


Ever collaborated with someone else on a creative project? Share one or two of your favorite stories about collaborating - what surprised you? challenged you? delighted you?

Which do you think has a bigger impact on what it's like to collaborate with someone: the type of collaboration or the person you're collaborating with?

What tools / media do you find most useful for collaboration? Are there any in particular you would recommend to people attempting to collaborate on text or audio?

What's different about a writer-performer style collaboration versus, say, a writer-writer collaboration or a writer-artist collaboration? What kinds of expertise might a performer bring to the table, and what are ways writers might take advantage of that expertise into their writing process?

And bonus, just because:

What's the difference between between collaborating with a creator who works in a different medium than you and working with a beta or a cheerleader?
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jjhunter

While this icebreaker is designed for Pod Together 2013 participants, everyone is welcome to play regardless of whether they're signed up for the challenge, let alone involved with a poetry project.
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If you're trying to get at the heart of an idea, there's nothing like articulating it as a haiku to distill it down to its essence. And if you can do it with dissertations, you can do it with anything.

So! Your mini challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to brainstorm in haiku. Got a premise or plot bunny you're considering? Tell us about in haiku. Got more than one? Give each its own haiku. Partway through the project or already done? Tell us the haiku version anyway.

And yes, by all means, cheer each other on when you see something you want to give props to! (And bonus if you do it in haiku.)
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Adapted from dingsi's FONSFAQ posts

FONSFAQ stands for "Frequently (Or Not So Frequently) Asked Questions" (about a particular topic). Someone hosts a topic, preferably one per entry, and then in comments people can ask - i.e. leave prompts - or claim some issue relating to the topic that they have always wanted to explain/write about. The host then collects the links to all essays that people have written in reply to the prompts and everybody has a lot to read and learn! [personal profile] dingsi maintains the master list of FONSFAQs to date.

For the purposes of this FONSFAQ, a 'long' poem is a thousand words or more, and serial poetry involves two or more related poems.

Leave a comment with your inquiry or, if you already have a topic in mind you'd like to write about, mention that. Serious or funny, fannish or non-fandom, broad or specific, things you've always wondered about or wish more people knew...
Go through the prompts and when you think you can claim one, reply to it (i.e. sign up).
To make things easier, please use the words "prompt" or "taken" in the subject line of your comment!

ETA: if you would like to respond to a prompt that has already been claimed, please continue the conversation by responding to the answer(s).


Index of prompts and answers to date )

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Inspired by various Ladies' Big Bang guidelines

ETA: Pod Together 2014 participants, feel free to reuse this post!

If you yourself are involved with a Pod Together 2013 poetry project and would like to request support, read on!

If you would be interesting in acting as a beta for such a project, check out the beta signup post. If you would be interested in acting as a cheerleader for one or more project participants, check out the cheerleader signup post.

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Last edited 6/28/13 by jjhunter
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Adapted from the Ladies' Big Bang guidelines

ETA: Pod Together 2014 participants, feel free to reuse this post!

If you would be interested in acting as a cheerleader for one or more people involved in Pod Together 2013 poetry projects, read on!

If you would be interesting in acting as a beta, check out the beta signup post. And if you are interested in requesting cheerleader and/or beta services for your Pod Together poetry project, the request support post is the place to go.

Read more... )

Last edited 6/28/13 by jjhunter
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Loosely adapted from the various Ladies' Big Bang guidelines

ETA: Pod Together 2014 participants, feel free to reuse this post!

If you would be interested in acting as a beta for one or more Pod Together 2013 poetry projects, read on!

If you would be interesting in acting as a cheerleader, check out the cheerleader signup post. And if you are interested in requesting beta and/or cheerleader services for your contribution to a Pod Together poetry project, the request support post is the place to go.

Read more... )

Last edited 6/28/13 by jjhunter
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jjhunter

As we belatedly kick off our parallel icebreaker week here at POETREE, let's start with some introductions from everyone, [community profile] pod_together participants and general members of the [community profile] poetree community alike.

Please take a moment to comment on the following:

  1. Your preferred name(s) and pronouns — how would you like people to refer to you?

  2. Are you new to the POETREE community and/or the Pod Together challenge? Do you have any questions, comments, concerns, observations, exaltations or laminations you'd like to share on either front?

  3. Did you sign up for the Pod Together 2013 challenge? If yes, in what capacity, and with whom will you be collaborating? If no, would you have any interest in acting as a beta or a cheerleader for one or more of the projects?

  4. If you signed up for Pod Together this year, do you know what type of work your group will be creating yet? If yes, please share! If not yet, would you consider doing a poetry project of some kind? Why or why not?

  5. Have you ever read a 1k+ poem or poem series? Have you ever read fannish ones? Please share the most memorable - the good, the bad, and the mind-blowing - in preparation for tomorrow's FONSFAQ meme.
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As part of our collaboration with this year's Pod Together challenge, this week POETREE is hosting a parallel two-week icebreaker focusing on 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.

We hope all of you, [community profile] pod_together participants and the broader [community profile] poetree community alike, have fun with what we have planned.

This week's schedule behind the cut )
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jjhunter

General reminder to one and all that today is the last day to sign up as an individual or as a group for [community profile] pod_together. Some things to consider if you've been hesitating:

  • There's no penalty for dropping out if you need to (this is what pinch-hitters are for), so what do you have to lose if you sign up and see how far you can get by the July 7th check in?

  • The sheer diversity of Yuletide fandoms reminds us that just about anything can be used as inspiration for a transformative work. From television commercials to YouTube videos, from badass women in history to anthropomorphized academia, your imagination's the primary limit.

  • If you find that 1k+ word count intimidating regardless of whether you approach it as one poem or many, why work alone? Comment on this post to find one or more collaborators to write poetry with for the challenge. You can divide the word count and multiply your fun.
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alee_grrl & jjhunter

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, POETREE will be hosting a parallel icebreaker week, offering opportunities for poetry project creators to share their work at this community, and running three related 'Climbing the Poet's Tree' challenges with prizes open to anyone who signs up for something poetry-related for pod_together )

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.

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