Tuesday, June 19, 2012
September 7th-Poetry Pentathlon
all contestants must be registered by July 30th
Do you have what it takes to be a Poetry Champion!!
The Poetry Pentathlon is a live event held in Chicago. Poets compete in 5 separate events designed to test their writing and performing skill.
Tanka consist of five units (often treated as separate lines when romanized or translated) usually with the following pattern of onji:
Dramatic monologue in poetry, also known as a persona poem, shares many characteristics with a theatrical monologue: an audience is implied; there is no dialogue; and the poet speaks through an assumed voice—a character, a fictional identity, or a persona. Because a dramatic monologue is by definition one person’s speech, it is offered without overt analysis or commentary, placing emphasis on subjective qualities that are left to the audience to interpret.
The Weirdos at Waiting 4 the Bus will provide each contestant with a word or phrase. Each contestant is to write a poem about the word or phrase without ever using the word or phrase in the body or title of the poem.
4:80's lyrics as poetry-
This is our performance event of the year. All contestants will choose a song form the 1980's and, using only the lyrics, perform it as poetry. Songs may be edited to fight off being repetitive and annoying the judges
5: On the spot prompt-
A writing prompt will be provided to every contestant upon their arrival at Studio A. All players will write a poem based on the prompt, during the course of the evening.
If you think you have the skills to compete, contact us at Weirdowatch1@gmail.com