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.

1:Form Poem-
Tanka consist of five units (often treated as separate lines when romanized or translated) usually with the following pattern of onji:

2:Poetic Monologue-
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.

3:Secret Word-
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