Monday, January 11, 2010

Challenge Haiku and Submission requests

inspire. create. grieve. explore.

Those words mean a great deal to me as we approach our first two weeks of art, writing and poetry every day. I have been overwhelmed and humbled by the beautiful art still life 365 has received and showcased. So, this is just another friendly reminder--one of many I will make throughout the year--to send in your art, writing, photography, crafts...whatever means you have chosen to explore your grief and loss. Send submissions to stilllife365days(at)gmail(dot)com.

Also, another reminder that the Challenge Haiku deadline is fast approaching. Two days to get those haiku send in to still life 365 headquarters. Below are the details. Happy writing!

This month, for posting on January 15th, the still life 365 January challenge is to take any of the 42 words featured in the community poem (and below) and write a haiku. Use whichever words move you. You can simply use the words offered, or use one or two to rift on an entirely different type of haiku, just use something of the community poem as a starting point.

Just a reminder: haiku is a small poem of three lines of seventeen syllables written like this: 5-7-5. Then send your haiku to stilllife365days(at)gmail(dot)com before January 14th with the subject: CHALLENGE HAIKU. I will post the series of them on that day, and you can comment on which you like best.

I am excited about it myself. The challenges will always be posted at the same spot on this blog, until the publish date, then the community poem guidelines and deadline will replace it until that deadline. Cool, huh?

the words: cruel raw yearn anger forever jaded distant unimaginable borrowed changed why empty pointless relentless tender lonely random almost rage vulnerable love abundant missed miraculous broken dust sad opened love searches connected hole fire daughter precious cherished lost absent love fury beautiful unbearable

1 comment:

  1. Hey Angie...I love what you are doing here. I check everyday to see what the new post is, and it is inspiring to me. I plan on submitting soon, but just haven't found the time to do so yet. this is great...GOOD JOB!!!


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