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Thursday, April 21, 2011

THE POETRY PENTATHLON:Friday, September 2nd 7:30-10PM



Friday, September 2nd
7:30-10PM
St. Paul's Cultural Center
2215 W NORTH AVE


THE POETRY PENTATHLON IS A LIVE PERFORMANCE EVENT IN CHICAGO. CONTESTANTS MUST COMPETE IN ALL FIVE EVENTS AND WILL BE JUDGED ON BOTH WRITING ABILITY AND PERFORMANCE STYLE.

ALL CONTESTANTS SHOULD HAVE FORM SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN JULY 15TH.

CANCELLATION OF APPEARANCE MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA E-MAIL NO LATER THAN AUGUST 1ST.

THE PENTATHLON IS A JUDGED READING. CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED POINTS ON BOTH THEIR

WRITING ABILITY AND THEIR PERFORMANCE STYLE.

WARNING: THE ONLY PRIZES AWARDED FOR THE EVENING ARE PRIDE AND BRAGGING RIGHTS, ANY TROPHIES

ARE GRAVY AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS SUCHPLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM ON THE HOMEPAGE AT http://www.waiting4thebus.com/
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS CAN BE SENT TO WAITING4BUS@GMAIL.COM

EVENTS
1.Poetry Prompt (prompt not given until night of the event, poem is written during the
course of the evening)
2.a rant
3. A Sestina
4. a Zombie Poem
5. performing a work of a famous dead poet (The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

get your submissions in


Exact Change Only is now accepting submissions for its Sumer issue. Submit between 1 – 5 poems at a time. We will read all styles and themes of poetry, as long as it is honest, quality material. Prefers poetry 50 lines or shorter.

We only accept submissions over e-mail. Poems should be attached as Word documents, with the poet’s name along with the names and number of poems attached. Include both e-mail and mail addresses.

Exact Change only acquires first rights. We accept only original work. simultaneous submissions are okay, just inform us of other publications. Poets may submit a maximum of 5 poems per issue. We tend to comment on rejected work. All contributing poets receive a copy of the journal.
All Submissions for the Summer Issue must be submitted by May 15th

All submissions for the Winter Issue must be sent by October 31st.

Send submissions to exactchangepress@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Poetry Prompt

I know it's been a while since anybody has yacked atcha on this thing. I'm going to be brief. I just wanted to post a quick poetry prompt for all y'all.

"There ain't no color in my memories"

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Benjamin Franklin Quotes