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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Still time to register for the Pentathlon

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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.


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.

This dynamic competition is a means of testing ALL a poet's skills. Something that challenges them as both a writer and a performer as well as something that proves their ability with classic poetic forms and spontaneous inspiration. Waiting 4 the Bus has developed a genius system for finding the exceptionally talented and creative. The Poetry Pentathlon stands alone as a proper means for testing thepoet/performer. This is not a Poetry Slam – this is the glorious throw down known as the Poetry Pentathlon, a judged poetry reading where contestants compete in 5 events with points awarded on both writing ability and performance style. Warning: the only prizes awarded for the evening are pride and bragging rights; any trophies are gravy and should be considered as such

What you are competing for