Congrats Frank! 1st Place  in November IBPC 2021:

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Congrats Frank! 1st Place  in November IBPC 2021:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 06 Jan 2022, 03:35

Congrats! ieuan ap Hywel(Frank)
Wonder way to begin the new year.
Thanks, Frank(ieuan ap Hywel), for representing & bringing another IBPC recognition to the Writer's Block:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/cycling-across-tbridge


Congrats to all our fellow IBPC poets whose poems competed & placed.

November 2021 IBPC poems selected by Terence Culleton with commentary: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2021/11


Cheers!

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#2 Post by FranktheFrank » 06 Jan 2022, 17:02

Thank you Michael
and to Bob for nominating.

Just a little note, but my name is spelled Ieuan not Ieaun.

i e u a n

It's such an unusual name to foreigners, I quite understand.

By foreigner I mean not Welsh.

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Re: Congrats Frank! 1st Place  in November IBPC 2021:

#3 Post by BobBradshaw » 06 Jan 2022, 21:58

Congratulations, Frank!!!!!!!! This poem combines many of your strengths. A lyrical beauty.

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#4 Post by FranktheFrank » 06 Jan 2022, 22:48

Thanks Bob. Many more months ahead I hope.

My thanks also to Terence Culleton who wrote this about my poem:

'A key to the sureness with which this poem realizes the musical structure of the pantoum form is the fact that there is only one main verb in the entire piece. The poet cycles a single remembered image through carefully crafted quatrains in such a way that, with each return of any given detail of the scene, there is not just a recognition, but a re-realization. The language is always fresh and musical, filled with assonantal and consonantal textures, and it’s often surprisingly inventive, as in the second quatrain’s reference to “her boneshaker bike.” Every quatrain of this poem resonates with both loss and recovery. The charged moment is fixed in the past but brought back into the present again through the offices of the poetic imagination. The merging of past and present, memory and desire, loss and recoupment is the exact remit of the lyric mode and the key to its hypnotic power. I could read this one again and again—and will. --Terence Culleton'

It is such a pleasure to read such a response to a poem of mine, that the reader got what I had intended exactly as I wanted is amazing. He didn't just get the music in the poem, (it isn't perfectly iambic nor is it perfect for line length) things I sacrificed for the voice and the music. He gets it that I had intended it to be read aloud and he got the small variation of the repeated lines as the pantoum demands. But most of all he gets that it came from a flash of memory which lives on in the poet's mind. He gets that the past becomes a living reality because we are not just living in the moment - he gets it perfectly. He gets that we relive our lives, we are not dead to the past, we don't live all the time in the now or in the TV, we are fed by glimpses that etch into our memory because they are so evocative still. he also got desire, loss, recoupment, only I couldn't have expressed it so well. I certainly will look up this poet's work as a thank you.
Ieuan ap Hywel

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#5 Post by Kenneth2816 » 08 Jan 2022, 13:41

Well deserved

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#6 Post by meenas17 » 08 Jan 2022, 16:35

Congrats! frank
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#7 Post by WritersBlock » 08 Jan 2022, 20:54

FranktheFrank wrote:
06 Jan 2022, 22:48
Thanks Bob. Many more months ahead I hope.
Frank, who posted the IBPC home page? Write me directly by email.

Mike

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#8 Post by FranktheFrank » 08 Jan 2022, 23:19

Thanks Ken
Thanks Meena, where have you been? :o) :)

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#9 Post by Billy » 18 Jan 2022, 08:44

Well deserved Frank

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