Was one of your poetry goals to participate in more poetry challenges? If so, I have just the challenge for you.
This one sounds like fun (and a little bit of work.)
The Found Poetry Review is inviting established and emerging poets to participate in its 2015 National Poetry Month project, PoMoSco (short for Poetry Month Scouts.)
A short definition: Found poetry is a poetry form in which you utilize preexisting text and reshape it into a poem.
The challenge is to complete their poetry prompts in five poetic categories: remix, erasure, conceptual, chance operations, and out and about.
Thus, you must possess a willingness to experiment. (What poet doesn’t want to experiment?) In return for all your poeming, you can earn at least 30 merit badges and something special at the end of the challenge.
Oh, and you’ll need to have a Facebook account to join.
But, you don’t have a whole lot of time to think about it.
Registration for PoMoSco is open until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 1, 2015.
I just signed up although I haven’t had much experience with Found Poetry. My goal was to step out of my comfort zone. So, I’m stepping into this challenge.
Won’t you join me?
(Thank you, Misky, found-poetry extraordinaire, for the heads up.)