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Monday, May 16, 2016

Registration open for the 2016 Poetry Pentathlon(closes August 16th)

Poetry Pentathlon 2016
Saturday, September 17th
The Book Cellar
4736 N. Lincoln Ave.

Pentathlon Events 2016

  • Signature Piece - Bring your A game
  • Ekphrastic -An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. register to see your art (everyone has the same pic/photo/painting)
  • Abecedarian - The abecedarian is an ancient poetic form guided by alphabetical order. Generally each line or stanza begins with the first letter of the alphabet and is followed by the successive letter, until the final letter is reached.
  • Rant
  • On the spot prompt - definition- but we're not telling you that till the day of (one of 8 provided choices to be defined or redefined) Definitions can be as simple as the entries of the Devil’s Dictionary ala Ambrose Bierce or something more conceptual and creative. Prompts are always open to the interpretation of the poet.

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Registration closes August 16th 2016