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Poetry Fishbowl Report for May 15, 2008

Yesterday's Poetry Fishbowl went very well! Thank you all for joining the fun.

I wrote 16 poems. Of those, I posted "Air Beyond Breath" as the freebie; arielstarshadow sponsored "Long Live the Queen"; and janetmiles sponsored "Growing Panes." There were a total of 36 comments on the main post, plus a few elsewhere -- not much feedback on posted poems this time. At least 11 people posted prompts while the fishbowl was open.

Donors and sponsors this time were haikujaguar, janetmiles, and arielstarshadow. I'll try to get the perk post up later today. (We're going to see Prince Caspian this afternoon, and I've got a ton of backlogged work, but I'll do my best.) So far I've made $35 from this fishbowl, and it looks like more will be forthcoming. Your generosity and enthusiasm are deeply appreciated!
EDIT: An additional $35 came in later, raising the total to $75.

I had some fun mixing and matching prompts this time, although some of the poems were inspired by single prompts. I got to try a couple of forms that I rarely use, the abecedarian and terzanelle forms. Most of the poems were medium length, with a couple of short ones and a few long ones. There was a trend towards cautionary and creepy poems, but I also got a few with notable humor. On the whole, I'm pleased.

Now if I can just find time to make a few more magazine submissions...

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