Just a reminder that the October 13, 2020 poetry challenge will feature the Carrot Ranch Rodeo poetry challenge! Carrot Ranch is famous for 99-word flash fiction, so I created a form called the Double Ennead, a 99 syllable form to challenge your word skills! There’s a few surprises with this form and the chance to win $25 for the top prize from Carrot Ranch.com. Mark your calendars!

What did you all think about the tanka tutorial? Did it help you understand the pivot in tanka? Once you understand the pivot concept, you shouldn’t have any more issues with tanka poetry. The form has few restrictions in theme, and of all the Japanese forms, I think it is the most fun to write.

You all wrote some excellent poetry this week. Here’s all the poetry stars who joined in:

1.Padre10.Frank J. Tassone19.Donna Matthews
2.willowdot2111.Anne Davis20.Kerfe Roig
4.Elizabeth13.Marsha Ingrao22.Elizabeth Adams
5.Trent McDonald14.anita dawes23.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
6.Cheryl15.Reena Saxena24.Pat R
7.Dorinda Duclos16.Linda Lee Lyberg25.Annette Rochelle Aben
8.Ruth Scribbles17.s. s.26.kittysverses
9.Myforever. blog18.D. L. Finn27.Colleen Chesebro

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

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