It’s time for another poetic form challenge, and–as some may have guessed yesterday–this time the form will be prose poetry, which some poets may understandably argue has no form. Well, you’ve got to make the decision to not break lines and still write poetry. Here’s your chance!
Click here to read my post on prose poetry. Basically, you write a poem that doesn’t have line breaks.
The winner of this challenge will be featured in the February 2012 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine as an example of great prose poeming. To be eligible for this free challenge, just enter your previously unpublished prose poems in the comments below. I will review only those poems in the comments attached to this post; poems attached to other posts or sent in via e-mail will not be considered.
The deadline for the Prose Poem challenge is October 7, 2011, 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, GA time). That gives you a little more than two weeks to get poeming or prosing or prose poeming! Good luck!
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