2022 Poetry Challenge Planning

Planning for the #TankaTuesday Poetry challenge is underway! However, in our corner of the blogosphere we’ve always worked together on these challenges. We’ve done the same themes for about three years. It’s time to change it up.

I’m looking for input from you, the poets who contribute each week. What are you looking for in this challenge? Where should we go next? I have some ideas in play, but I’m looking for your thoughts. Here are some questions to get your creative juices flowing…

Do you want more rhyming syllabic forms?

How about we work on only Japanese forms? Or a specific form?

What about learning about forms that rhyme?

What is your favorite challenge? Themes, photos, synonyms, two words, your choice of form?

Do you want to continue participating in the selection process?

Do you want me to select the prompts each week?

Let me know in the comments. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

41 thoughts on “2022 Poetry Challenge Planning

  1. Do you want more rhyming syllabic forms?
    How about we work on only Japanese forms? Or a specific form?
    What about learning about forms that rhyme?
    For those three, I think it’s fine the way it is. Poet’s Choice week allows us to do rhymes, or specific forms you may not have selected.

    What is your favorite challenge? Themes, photos, synonyms, two words, your choice of form?
    Not two words. There’s a weekly haiku challenge that does that on Mondays. I like the others equally.

    Do you want to continue participating in the selection process?
    I think that is a nice touch! It’s probably easier for you to just do it all yourself.

    Do you want me to select the prompts each week?
    Whatever is easier for you. If you need to go back and forth in emails to get prompts that are appropriate, or end up having to do them yourself when the “chosen one” poet doesn’t know it’s “there turn,” then that’s too much to ask you do to! It’s nice to have involvement though.

    Thems my two cents!

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      1. Jules comment caused me to wonder if I got the “two words” prompt wrong. I like the two words where we have to use synonyms! I was looking at it as two random words to write with.

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  2. I personally am not a fan of forced rhyme (any rhyme) or meter.
    I like counting syllables or words in pretty much any short form.
    I enjoy the image/photo prompts and theme prompts.
    By two words do you mean the prompt where you have to find the alternate meanings of the same word. Maybe you could trim that to just one word?

    Thanks for asking for input, but really it boils down to what you want to do with your space. Once a week, twice a month, once a month? That has to be what works best for you. 💞

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      1. Glad to be of assistance 😉

        Might be fun to once a every other month to try and put in a prompt with one of the new forms you asked us to create a while back 😀

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  3. I like the way it is but open to changes. Overly complicated long poetry forms do not appeal to me but that’s just me. I think you do a fine job☺️

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  4. as for your question- my least favorite is poet’s choice. Even if a form is specified, I prefer a theme.
    Love synonyms only!

    But, like everyone else, I’m good the way it is. I’m loving syllabic poetry. (Maybe mix it up and specifiy Japanese vs English – I’m still a bit fuzzy on the difference.)

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  5. I like being challenged with a specific form, which gets me to try new things. Otherwise I often get lazy and do a shadorma because it’s easy for me. I also like ekphrastic and photo challenges. But it’s good to have a variety. (K)

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  6. Though I don’t participate in the challenge, I enjoy learning about different poetry forms, and sometimes play with the new forms you mention by myself. So, personally, I’d especially like to learn about new forms, whether rhyming or otherwise.

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  7. I like all the different kinds Colleen. Variety is good. I find imagery helps me with writing poetry as I am a visual type of poet. I hope to rejoin soon… writing poetry… as you know my life is a bit in flux at the moment. I miss it. ❤

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      1. Hi Colleen, finding internet a bit difficult to get at the moment which is a bit frustrating! Hopefully once we are more settled we can get it installed as the public wifi is slow. Thanks for thinking about me. Xxx

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  8. Ive been a fan of tanka Tuesdays 🙂
    I like a specific syllabic form of poetry. My suggestion is this. Pick a poem for the week. And the challenge will be to take inspiration from that poem and write in a specific form …could be the same as the ‘star’ poem or different. Thanks Colleen for this wonderful post…involving all of us💖
    😊

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  9. I like short forms best. I also like experimenting with specific poetry forms. I enjoy the way you have it set up now and always appreciate your camaraderie with your followers. ❤️

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  10. “poet’s choice is fine on occasion, but it is called a “challenge” for a reason – I do like to mix it up, but never every challenge strikes my fancy at the time.

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    1. That’s good to know. Poet’s Choice was a way to bring in new poets, and it has been a favorite for some. I think most people want a theme, or something more concrete to use as inspiration. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Trent. ❤

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  11. That’s a great idea to survey your regular contributors, Colleen. I know that’s not me, but I’m going to nudge you to keep the photo prompts in the new year. I love those. And I do enjoy challenges. One I enjoyed reading most was where your poet/readers made up their own forms. That was so creative. Whatever you plan, I know it will be fun and fascinating. 😀

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    1. You know the poetry contest I’ll host this summer just might end up being create your own syllabic form! I’ll add your thoughts to the list. I aim to please. LOL! The photo prompt is a favorite for sure. ❤

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