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Old 02-13-2014, 06:47 PM View Post #1 (Link) Poetic Pair-ups [Rules & Sign-Up]
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So this was a thing once, and it was really fun.

WHAT IT IS

The poetic pair-ups call for two writers to partner up, create a thread and write a poem, or a series of poems, collaboratively in successive posts. You might play off of the images, symbols, metaphors, styles, structures etc of your partners' posts. The challenge, however, is to create a cohesive narrative. These can be associatively connected, but be sure the poems converse with one another in some other way--that is, feel free to write in your own personal style (if you have one), but be careful that the poems aren't wildly different from one another.

The thread between you and your partner will probably work loosely like the thread-box poem, but I suspect there will be more conscious and obvious ties throughout. We can set up a poll to vote for the best pair-up thread (in terms of quality and of interconnectedness/logical agreement/narration). I'm thinking this should last about a month (March 1st to April 1st?), but thoughts on that?


HOW TO PARTICIPATE / RULES
  • Each user can only participate in one collaborative pair-up thread.
  • You can title your collab however creatively you'd like, but make sure the title includes participants' names
  • If you don't have a partner and would like one, feel free to reply to this thread and advertise
  • There is no minimum/maximum: post as little or as often as you'd like.
  • However, you cannot post twice in a row, meaning your partner must post before you can.
  • All threads should be created in the collaboration section of the writing forum.


PAIRED-UP
  1. bookworm & lalodragon
  2. Derezzination & Wig
  3. Hum & Raconteur
  4. Isis & Tredyakovsky
  5. Julian & Squint
  6. Keladry & sbenzing

FREE RADICALS

Feel free to join in March!
  
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:15 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Very very interested
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:43 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Me too! I like the idea of doing it for a month or so and having a defined start and end point, because these kinds of collaborations are really fun but they can be hard to sustain for a long period of time. A month seems about right to get something real done.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:06 AM View Post #4 (Link)
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Wonderful! Yes, I think a month works well (and march-april is a transition into spring worth recording). Pair me up with lalodragon.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:31 AM View Post #5 (Link)
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yes, mine. I can count on one hand the number of times I've written WITH someone.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:11 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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Originally Posted by lalodragon View Post
yes, mine. I can count on one hand the number of times I've written WITH someone.
I have never written with anyone.

Such an awesome idea!
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:38 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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yes.
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Derez and I will pair up.
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Derez and I will pair up.
of course we will
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:39 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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awesome! I'm glad you guys are down for a month. The best part is as soon as this ends, NaPo will begin. Poetry forever.

If there are other people that want to try, but don't have partners, I think replying here would be a good start. If you want to be thrown into a partnership at random, I can collect people's names and pair them up toward the end of Feb using names out of a hat or something.
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