Heat 4 Inspiration Point
HEAT 4 INSPIRATION POINT
Welcome to the penultimate Heat of the 2012 Poetry Pentathlon.
Below, there are 5 headlines from today’s news, from which Entrants may select any one (or any other current news item) as their Inspiration Point.
To compose a poem about contemporary events, Entrants are required to write in a contemporary form. The Fib has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is a type of syllabic verse based on the numerical pattern of the Fibonacci Sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21... (Each number is the sum of the preceding two.)
More information may be found here: http://www.musepiepress.com/fibreview/index.html
The deadline for submissions is Midnight BST on Saturday 27th October. Late submissions may be disqualified.
Entrants are reminded that their poem must not have already appeared on the ABCtales.com website and that their authorship must remain anonymous while the Pentathlon is being run.
When ready, poems are to be submitted directly to the Editor via his abctalesmag email address.
Emails are to be headed: Heat 4 Entry.
The body of the email should consist solely of the Entrant’s name, the poem’s title and the text of the poem itself. Attachments in the Rich Text (.rtf) Format are acceptable.
If the Entrant does not wish their poem to be included in the Anthology, they should write the initials ‘NFP’ above the title. (Not For Publication).
Entrants are advised to take care that their poem is carefully proofread before submission as no subsequent corrections or amendments will be allowed.
* Thousands due at anti-cuts march
* Malala ‘hope and healing’ vigil
* Earth and Mars Glenelgs twinned
*Obama diagnoses a case of ‘Romnesia’
* Fears over the health of Fidel Castro growing