#TankaTuesday 2023 Planning

I’ve started planning for the 2023 year of poetry challenges. I’m looking for constructive comments on what you would like to see in this challenge. Please let me know in the comments or email me at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com.

The last 2022 #TankaTuesday challenge will be 11/29/22. It’s number 300, so we should celebrate! I have a poetry book coming out in December. I’ll need the time off in December for promotions.

Here are some of my ideas for 2023:

  1. I will provide the weekly prompts for next year. There will be no schedule. It will be a total surprise.
  2. Since we use Mr. Linky, we don’t need a weekly recap.
  3. Instead of a recap, I will write a few posts a month about how to craft various forms.
  4. I want to add free style poetry back into the challenge… However, you must add a syllabic form to your poem.

Let me know your thoughts. Before we know it, this year will be over! Let’s make 2023 our best year of writing syllabic poetry together!

Let me know your ideas.

31 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday 2023 Planning”

    1. Ha, Ha! Thanks so much, Paula. I can still ask poets to select prompts. (Some like it and some don’t). I want to keep things fresh. We’re in the seventh year of this challenge. LOL! I had no idea it would last this long. 💜

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  1. Sis, you always have great ideas. I will also look forward to the posts on how to craft some of the various forms of syllabic. I could always use a refresher. ❤

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  2. I like the idea of a surprise. And I agree, we can read all the other poems in Mr. Links. I’m sure whatever you do will give us new things to think about. (K)
    And I know I owe you a form…I’m still thinking about it.

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  3. Ill be here…waiting for a surprise challenge each week! Thank you so much Colleen…you’ve inspired such lovely poetry. Looking forward

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  4. Whatever makes it easiest for you! I know it’s a lot of time, and you have other irons in the fire, so to speak. One thing I do miss is the prompt to use synonyms. I’m not sure why, but I read one of the older posts I made using that prompt, and missed it! I love Mister Linky. I know you try to point us in his direction (literally with your big arrow), and wish every participant used it, because that’s where I go to get the links to other’s work. I’m glad to read in a comment you’ll still ask poets to select some prompts.

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    1. I’ve added a few, but there hasn’t been much interest. I would like to work with more rhyming. Did I just say that? You and Merril are rubbing off on me. 😂 I’ll look up the Essence form. I love the Badger’s hexastitch. 😍


      1. You said it a while ago when you were last rethinking your challenge.

        I like the Badger’s hexastitch too. The lines are still regulated by the number of syllables, but it’s a symmetrical climb/descent pattern which I find gives it more sense.

        Maybe you have to impose a rhyme scheme to get people to try it. We usually opt for what’s easiest. The Essence is nice because it’s very short, but you can write strings of them.

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          1. It might be, but I’m afraid my eyes glazed over before I got to the end of that. I used the shadow poetry definition. Dead easy.
            Don’t be fooled by the title ‘Florette’. That’s what confused me. They just got the title wrong, it is in fact the Essence page.

            I accidentally invented a new form when I mangled the Essence and Florette forms. It’s straightforward and only three lines.

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  5. When you say free style, do you mean on the prompt or the format? When I think free style, I think no pattern, no form, but then you mentioned making sure there was a syllabic form so it confused me. Lol!

    Any way you want to organize it is all good with me. I love being a part of your space and will participate as much as time allows. 🙂

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    1. Free style poetry is exactly that. No form no style. But paired with a syllabic form, the poem evolves into another focus. Free style poetry can rhyme or not. It appears to be the most written form on the blogs on WordPress. ❤️

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