Poetry Contest from The Poet’s Billow

The Poet’s Billow, an organization dedicated to increasing the exposure of poetry, is accepting submission for the Bermuda Triangle Prize – the deadline is April 30th. The Bermuda Triangle Prize is given to three poems on a theme from up to three different poets. Current Theme: Revolution a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. a dramatic […]

via Poetry Contest Deadline: April 30th — the poet’s billow


Writing Challenge: Nonet

Writing challenge #80, issued by The Secret Keeper, was to write poetry and/or flash fiction.

For fun, I lunged for the nonet, a poem I’ve never tried before. I tried to put myself in my students’ shoes. Since I teach fifth graders, I know that feeling NOT-THRILLED (said with an eye roll) is an understatement when they get a new assignment.

In my defense, they also got to eat smarties as an experiment with weathering and erosion. Life isn’t all bad in fifth grade!

Here’s my nonet.

Continue reading Writing Challenge: Nonet