Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

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Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 30 May 2021, 02:39

 
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4/and unpublished work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 June IBPC 2021:

#2 Post by Michael (MV) » 01 Jun 2021, 06:46

I nominate Pursed Lips by Billy


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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#3 Post by BobBradshaw » 01 Jun 2021, 22:49

I nominate Jesus Peed by Ken

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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#4 Post by Kenneth2816 » 02 Jun 2021, 01:51

Thanks Bob. It's not the kind of poem I want to send up.

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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#5 Post by Kenneth2816 » 02 Jun 2021, 01:52

I will 2nd pursed lips

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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#6 Post by BobBradshaw » 02 Jun 2021, 04:12

Then I nom Michael’s “messianic parable”.

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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#7 Post by Kenneth2816 » 02 Jun 2021, 15:40

I second on Messianic

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Update 6/4: re Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#8 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Jun 2021, 19:55

 
As I'm reading it:

1/ Billy's Pursed Lips - hopefully he'll accept (or decline) here soon.

2/ and MV's "messianic lift" - and here is my acceptance


We can send a 3rd - Please voice here in this thread ASAP - Thanks.

I'm nominating In My Next Life I Want To Return as an Animal or The Lost Suitcase - poet's choice, Bob


A safe & wonderful 1st weekend in June to all

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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#9 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Jun 2021, 19:58

My nom-nod for Bob's   In My Next Life I Want To Return as an Animal or The Lost Suitcase

poet's choice, Bob

Thanks, Bob

Michael (MV)

  

 

 
  
 

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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#10 Post by BobBradshaw » 05 Jun 2021, 01:41

Thanks, Michael
Bob Bradshaw
bobbybradshw@yahoo.com
The poem is my original and unpublished work

I don't have a poem committed to represent another board in the current IBPC.

In My Next Life I Want To Return as an Animal


I'd not be a camel,
though each morning the sun
breaks over his hump. Where's the glory
in carrying your baggage?

Maybe a Bengal tiger
sprawled on your Persian rug,
daring boyfriends
to call on you.

Or perhaps a gator
-- big rudder of a tail
patrolling your pool,

discouraging poolside parties
and skinny dipping.

The chameleon in me wants to return
as a gecko on your wall,
eavesdropping on hints
of yet another lover in your life.

Truth is, I long to return
as a howler monkey
belting out my heartache
whenever you walk by.

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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

#11 Post by Billy » 06 Jun 2021, 03:48

Thanks for nom, I accept.

Pursed Lips

Nasal cannula in her nostrils
tubing trailing down to the floor
to a portable oxygenator beside
her stool. She’s pulling the arm
of the one-armed bandit
at the Rosebud Reservation

Casino as fast as she can drop
tokens and pull with her atrophied,
anorexic arms, pursing her lips
to breathe. These days no cigarette
to calm her, she pops a Xanax,
takes a couple puffs of an inhaler,

counts the tokens like the months
or days left, a jackpot any second.



I’m not representing any other board, my original work, unpublished.

bhowellsinnard@gmail.com

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