Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

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Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 28 Dec 2020, 23:35

 
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 for 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 the month, 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4/and unpublished work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 don't have a poem committed to represent another board in the current IBPC. One poet one poem one board
for each monthly,

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

Michael (MV)
 
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#2 Post by Michael (MV) » 30 Dec 2020, 23:35

 
To initiate the process this month:

I read that Ken has nominated Billy's Hag poem:

https://www.the-writers-block.net/forum ... 8e3#p37715


Hopefully, others will voice more

here in this thread   Thanks


Thanks, Ken, for this nomination



Happy New Year

8)

Michael (MV)


 

 

 
 

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#3 Post by BobBradshaw » 31 Dec 2020, 06:09

I nominate Billy's "The Way of Coyote", Ken's "The Hag" and Siva's "What if we do not go to the forest...". Siva, you should put "I" before "cannot" in the last line if you go forward with posting your poem.

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#4 Post by Kenneth2816 » 31 Dec 2020, 20:38

I accept for Hag
Siva's Father Said Your New Family

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#5 Post by Kenneth2816 » 01 Jan 2021, 19:20

I apologize but I have to decline the nom due to a conflict. Thank you.

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#6 Post by Billy » 02 Jan 2021, 02:05

Sorry, I have to decline due to conflict too. I’d rather my poem here have gone but they sent my poem at another site already.

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#7 Post by Kenneth2816 » 02 Jan 2021, 12:03

Bob's Would I Want to Know the Date

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#8 Post by BobBradshaw » 03 Jan 2021, 07:15

Thx, Ken. Michael, you mentioned "Women Astronauts Leave a Dying Planet" on your short list. Let me know if I should post "Women Astronauts...or "Would I Want to Know the Date...". Best, Bob

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#9 Post by BobBradshaw » 04 Jan 2021, 09:09

Bob Bradshaw
bobbybradshw@yahoo.com
The poem is my original
and unpublished work
and I don't have a poem committed to represent another board in the current IBPC.


Women Astronauts Leave a Dying Planet


There weren't women on the planet,
and we weren't obliged to play mothers

and lovers to a populace
of nearly nude men, filthy rags

sheathing their penises.
Others were naked, like caterpillars

with bristling hairs. Was it surprising
they only ate and napped?

They were lonely creatures, and sure,
we wanted to save them

but we cringed thinking
of embracing them. More and more

we asked ourselves, Why
get their hopes up?

Instead we gave them Dish TV
with 24 hours sports channels.

What primate with a remote
needs a woman-- except

to save its species? We rushed
to leave when they offered us

wilting bouquets of ragweed
along with marriage.

Fated to vanish
like Old World apes,

the men lifted their eyes
and pulled at their groins

as our ship launched. "Ah,"
we asked, "How could anyone

blame us for not saving their species?

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#10 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Jan 2021, 23:53

Thanks, Ken, for the update.

Best regards with your plans,

Michael (MV)

Kenneth2816 wrote:
01 Jan 2021, 19:20
I apologize but I have to decline the nom due to a conflict. Thank you.

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#11 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Jan 2021, 23:56

Thanks, Billy, for the update.

Best regards with your plans,

Michael (MV)

Billy wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 02:05
Sorry, I have to decline due to conflict too. I’d rather my poem here have gone but they sent my poem at another site already.

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#12 Post by Michael (MV) » 05 Jan 2021, 00:01

Thanks, Bob, for representing the WB;

and for providing the needed info.

Good Luck in the finals.

Michael (MV)


BobBradshaw wrote:
04 Jan 2021, 09:09
Bob Bradshaw
bobbybradshw@yahoo.com
The poem is my original
and unpublished work
and I don't have a poem committed to represent another board in the current IBPC.


Women Astronauts Leave a Dying Planet


There weren't women on the planet,
and we weren't obliged to play mothers

and lovers to a populace
of nearly nude men, filthy rags

sheathing their penises.
Others were naked, like caterpillars

with bristling hairs. Was it surprising
they only ate and napped?

They were lonely creatures, and sure,
we wanted to save them

but we cringed thinking
of embracing them. More and more

we asked ourselves, Why
get their hopes up?

Instead we gave them Dish TV
with 24 hours sports channels.

What primate with a remote
needs a woman-- except

to save its species? We rushed
to leave when they offered us

wilting bouquets of ragweed
along with marriage.

Fated to vanish
like Old World apes,

the men lifted their eyes
and pulled at their groins

as our ship launched. "Ah,"
we asked, "How could anyone

blame us for not saving their species?

Michael (MV)
Posts: 1730
Joined: 18 Apr 2005, 04:57

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#13 Post by Michael (MV) » 05 Jan 2021, 00:13

I 2nd Siva's Father said,'Your New Family'

Michael (MV)

Kenneth2816 wrote:
31 Dec 2020, 20:38
I accept for Hag
Siva's Father Said Your New Family

Michael (MV)
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Update 1/10 re Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#14 Post by Michael (MV) » 10 Jan 2021, 19:45

Sent a PM to Siva on Wednesday 1/6;
haven't received a response. At this late date, it is most likely too beyond the deadline.

Therefore, for the January 2021 IBPC,
only Bob's poem

Women Astronauts Leave a Dying Planet

which has been forwarded, will be representing the WB.

Fortunately, with this one poem, WB will not miss a monthly participation.

Thanks, Bob,
snd good luck to WB in the finals.


Hoping a healthy & safe, creative & productive 2021 & beyond for every one,

🍾
🍸

Michael (MV)

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2021:

#15 Post by RamanathanSiva » 13 Jan 2021, 21:09

Father said, "Your New Family', is my original, unpublished poem, and I am not representing any other board. My email id is velliangirisivakami@gmail.com.
I would like to submit this poem if time permits.
Thank you all,
Siva Ramanathan





Father said, 'Your New Family'.

When my father gave me away, he gave me up
to my in-laws, literally. To me, he said, ‘henceforth
that is your family. I walked in, open-eyed.

First I could never gossip, my mother closed her ears.
I could inform deaths and births;’ they are good people ‘he said
and that was it. I worked at these relationships.
Rehearsing my speech, until it became my own.

Daddy had a way of dissociating himself, marking the Gita
'Affection through dissociation,' he bemused.

When he died I found it in his diary, he had written
he had made me self-sufficient and nameworthy.

When my relatives had told me the story of Dhatchayani
I had stood firm as wood, made my own mythology.

The scent and smell of poetry helped.

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