Poetry Fantastic Fanfare Talk
"But poetry, beauty, romance, love these are what we stay alive for." - Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society
Hello Iwakuians and welcome to the first PFFT: Poetry Fantastic Fanfare Talk! Where we are one brainfart away from amazing poetry!
PFFT: Poetry Fantastic Talk is an invitation to all members of Iwaku (present and future) to share their love for poetry! Whether they are a veteran who knows all the classics, or a beginning appreciator only dabbling in. PFFT is open for all who wish to challenge themselves and to grow by providing a platform where they can share their appreciation for the art of poetry. Inspired by the old PIPS (Public Iwaku Poetry Spotlight) event PFFT hopes to continue the tradition of writing and discussing original poems written by members and as such inspire each other. PFFT aims to take place twice a year, with each iteration focussing itself surrounding a set theme after which each participant is allowed to unleash their own interpretation and creativity to write a poem.
Note that PFFT will not be a competition. As such there will be no votes or opportunities to review, nor will there be winners for all participants are winners. Participants and members are however encouraged to discuss what they liked about the works of (other) participants, or discuss their own process and understanding of reading or writing poetry, for both are an art by themselves!
PFFT will exist out of two parts. The first part will be the submission period which will run from April (this month!) until May 29. The second part will be the live-reading in the Discord server of Iwaku, organised by either me or @MaryGold, who so kindly has offered herself up in case I can't make it. Date for the live-reading to be announced!
The theme of the first edition of PFFT is:
"A breath of life."
All forms of poetry are welcome, as long as they are original works, written (or translated) in English, and match the theme. Need some help with writing poetry? @MaryGold has an excellent thread on what poetry exists out of and what forms of poetry there are! You can submit by sending it in PM to @Nemopedia with the PM title reading: "PFFT Submission" using the following form:
[b]Title:[/b] [b] Anonymous:[/b] Yes/No [b]Permission to read:[/b] Yes/No