Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

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Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 29 Jul 2018, 01:25

 
Voice your recommendation(s) here, and

Please let us know ASAP if you are not going to be available to represent the Writer's Block -

then we will know not to consider your poems further this month's IBPC.

I/we will be looking for consensus - in keeping with a communal workshop environment

Which 1-3 would we like to see represent the Writer's Block in the finals?

After the 3 are selected, then will each author post - in this thread - the poem as the poet would like it forwarded,

and ALL the needed info/statements

Ideally, the only poems that really need to appear here are the final 3, when announced, hopefully by the 1st of January, if not sooner

^^ the intent is organizational - if poems appear here before the selection of the final 3, then there is a congestion -

Until the final 3 are announced, please maintain poems & workshopping to the Workshop Forum. Thanks.



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any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome!

and here is a home link to the IBPC rules: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/rules


In this thread, from the poems posted in the workshop forum during the course of the month, recommend/nominate by title & author.

Nominated poets, please acknowledge the nomination here in this thread.
Please reply by accepting or declining the nomination - in this thread.

Please note & observe: This is not a workshopping thread.

In this thread, poems that are ultimately selected to represent the Block are then posted here
as the author would like for the poem to be forwarded
along with all IBPC required info.

When the 1-3 poems are decided upon, and permission granted by each author of the selected poems,

along with all the info needed by each author:



1/Your name

2/e-mail address

3/statement that the poem is your original

4/and unpublished work

5/and that you are not representing in the current IBPC

6/and the poem as you would like it forwarded to the finals.

^^ All of the above is the usual needed info as part of the process.


I will then forward the 1-3 to the IBPC finals.


Thanks

8)

Michael (MV)


 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#2 Post by FranktheFrank » 29 Jul 2018, 02:39

Nominations for August IBPC:

1. Bob's: Drones

2. Meena's: Truly Me

3.Meena's: Andal's Love

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#3 Post by BobBradshaw » 29 Jul 2018, 20:43

Thanks, Frank, but 'Beard of Bees' was nominated last month....best, Bob

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#4 Post by BobBradshaw » 29 Jul 2018, 20:49

I nominate Siva's "Sleeping on a Window Ledge...", Bernie's "Third Act" and Frank's "A Christmas in Wales".

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#5 Post by FranktheFrank » 29 Jul 2018, 21:59

Apologies Bob,

then it's Drones.

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#6 Post by Michael (MV) » 31 Jul 2018, 01:17

 
If a nominated poem is not going to be available/eligible, or if a poet already has a poem committed to represent another IBPC board,

please let us know, so that we will know not to consider further that poem, or poem(s) by that poet for this current August IBPC.


Thanks, this is in service to narrow down to the final 3,

hopefully by the 3rd.


Thanks,

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#7 Post by Kenneth2816 » 31 Jul 2018, 17:56

Second on drones


Second on Sivas poem

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#8 Post by BobBradshaw » 02 Aug 2018, 05:46

In case “Drones” gets accepted, I am posting the poem, etc. since I may not be available tomorrow... Bob Bradshaw
Frank, Ken -- thx for your support

bobbybradshw@yahoo.com

3/the poem is my original

4/and unpublished work

5/and that I am not representing in the current IBPC

6/and the poem as you would like


Drones


Stout drones bull their way
through the hive, pushing us

out of their way as they take
to the air, where they meander

towards a males-only
club.

Having toiled in the fields,
our pollen baskets heavy,

we ply our way home,
weary,

but the drones, hungry,
are already there, demanding

we feed them.
One, taking my slowness

for insolence, bumps
against my hind leg, spilling

my pollen. My sisters back off
as he moves closer, towering

over me. I tremble like torn wings
in winter's first wind,

but then he turns his back,
moves slowly off, my sisters

preoccupied, my pride
stung.

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#9 Post by Michael (MV) » 02 Aug 2018, 09:01

 
Thanks, Bob,

for agreeing to represent the WB, and for providing all the needed info.


Good Luck in the finals

Michael (MV)



BobBradshaw wrote:In case “Drones” gets accepted, I am posting the poem, etc. since I may not be available tomorrow... Bob Bradshaw

bobbybradshw@yahoo.com

3/the poem is my original

4/and unpublished work

5/and that I am not representing in the current IBPC

6/and the poem as you would like


Drones


Stout drones bull their way
through the hive, pushing us

out of their way as they take
to the air, where they meander

towards a males-only
club.

Having toiled in the fields,
our pollen baskets heavy,

we ply our way home,
weary,

but the drones, hungry,
are already there, demanding

we feed them.
One, taking my slowness

for insolence, bumps
against my hind leg, spilling

my pollen. My sisters back off
as he moves closer, towering

over me. I tremble like torn wings
in winter's first wind,

but then he turns his back,
moves slowly off, my sisters

preoccupied, my pride
stung.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#10 Post by Michael (MV) » 02 Aug 2018, 09:48

 
Thanks, Kenneth,

for seconding and moving the process forward


1/ "Drones" will be one of the 3

2/ and Siva's "Sleeping on a Window Ledge - Safe Side of the Parapet" will be one of the 3


Now, let's hear about a 3rd before the 3rd of August

8)

Michael (MV)


Kenneth2816 wrote:Second on drones


Second on Sivas poem

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#11 Post by SivaRamanathan » 03 Aug 2018, 06:26

'Sleeping on a Window Ledge - Safe Side of the Parapet',is my original, as yet unpublished poem;I am not representing any other board.My mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com.


Sleeping on a Window Ledge - Safe Side of the Parapet

(for Amy Elizabeth Jones)


Twilight is the song Amy sang
and we were heads huddled together.

I loathed pot, everything to do with it
preferred the scalding heat of the local bidi.
I fled to the window-ledge,
wearing my Papa's lungi.

‘Thief, thief!'’ Amy, with her high girl's voice
screamed.
I fled, the tip of the lungi in my hands
it covered my scuffed knees,
I looked a boy the night Sister Michael
interrupted our reverie.

All the girls chased after me
till I fell into Sister Michael's bosom.

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#12 Post by SivaRamanathan » 03 Aug 2018, 06:32

I thank Michael,Bob,Kenneth and Frank and everybody else on this forum for allowing this poem to go to the IBPC.

S

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#13 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Aug 2018, 09:15

 
Thanks, Siva,

for agreeing to represent the WB, and for providing all the needed info.


Good Luck in the finals

Michael (MV)

SivaRamanathan wrote:'Sleeping on a Window Ledge - Safe Side of the Parapet',is my original, as yet unpublished poem;I am not representing any other board.My mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com.


Sleeping on a Window Ledge - Safe Side of the Parapet

(for Amy Elizabeth Jones)


Twilight is the song Amy sang
and we were heads huddled together.

I loathed pot, everything to do with it
preferred the scalding heat of the local bidi.
I fled to the window-ledge,
wearing my Papa's lungi.

‘Thief, thief!'’ Amy, with her high girl's voice
screamed.
I fled, the tip of the lungi in my hands
it covered my scuffed knees,
I looked a boy the night Sister Michael
interrupted our reverie.

All the girls chased after me
till I fell into Sister Michael's bosom.


 

 
 
 

Michael (MV)
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I second Meena's "Truly Me"

#14 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Aug 2018, 09:34

 
 I second Meena's "Truly Me" for a 3rd to represent the WB

Michael (MV)

FranktheFrank wrote:Nominations for August IBPC:

1. Bob's: Drones

2. Meena's: Truly Me

3.Meena's: Andal's Love
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#15 Post by FranktheFrank » 15 Aug 2018, 00:52

Did those three poems go through Michael?
I don't see Meena's acceptance.

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2018:

#16 Post by Michael (MV) » 15 Aug 2018, 05:28

 
Hi Frank (et al)

Unfortunately, Meena didn't make the deadline:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7122#p33218


The WB is represented by 2 this August IBPC 2018:

Sleeping on a Window Ledge - Safe Side of the Parapet

and

Drones


Good Luck to us all
every one

8)

Michael (MV)

 

 

 

 

 



FranktheFrank wrote:Did those three poems go through Michael?
I don't see Meena's acceptance.

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