Three Poems Please – September Submission
Year end housekeeping–
hanging his own shelf at last,
Matsuo Basho – Tr. Sam Hamill
This post is changing focus for a moment from the cursive word to magnetic ones from freewrite mode to submission focus.
While cleaning some over-stuffed shelves, a whole tin of stockpiled magnetic words was part of the forgotten shelved stash. Even here, poetry fragments remained on the long-darkened interior tin walls of the box.
If you are like I am, you have volumes of unfinished work. It’s probably everywhere in electronic and handwritten form. Handwritten (or otherwise) fragments oftentimes need only to be connected into a greater whole.
Since I’m always on the lookout for contests that have a low submission fee, the 2016 Princemere Poetry Prize caught my attention as it is free. It offers a $500 prize for up to three poems. The deadline is September 12. It appears to be given annually so you might want to add this to your calendar.
Below are a few of my magnetic poetry fragments. In the past month, I’ve made about 200 of them. It can be quite addictive working with those magnetic words again. I am going to expand these fragments into cursive drafts and submit.
Editing is an exercise in elimination. Scan your cursive work for the strongest fragments and begin editing from there. Please feel free to share your thoughts or info on upcoming contests.
All works c2016 Taylor Collins