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ArtsACT offering up poetry prize

By Barcham - 27 February 2013 17

ArtsACT has announced a new prize for Canberran poets.

The new ACT Poetry Prize is open from 1 March to 2 April 2013.
The Prize is valued at $5,000. The winning entry attracts a prize of $3,000 and two short-listed poems will attract a prize of $1,000 each.
For more information about the Prize and for an entry form, click here

Canberra is filthy with stupidly talented poets, so get to it!

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17 Responses to
ArtsACT offering up poetry prize
1
Masquara 10:33 pm
27 Feb 13
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Maximum 28 lines! wtf? What moron decided on that?

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DrKoresh 10:56 pm
27 Feb 13
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Masquara said :

Maximum 28 lines! wtf? What moron decided on that?

Probably one of the ones who has to help read through them all. For every good poem they get you can bet there’s 10 more tedious and mediocre ones, I think it’s fair enough. Brevity is the soul of wit, they say, and I reckon 28 lines is more than generous.

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gospeedygo 4:22 am
28 Feb 13
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Masquara said :

Maximum 28 lines! wtf? What moron decided on that?

Have you read Howl?!

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4
poetix 9:24 am
28 Feb 13
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28 lines: two linked sonnets?

I think it’s much better than a 40 or 50 line limit, personally.

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astrojax 10:16 am
28 Feb 13
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poetix said :

28 lines: two linked sonnets?

I think it’s much better than a 40 or 50 line limit, personally.

or 100, in the centenary! 28 is ridiculous…

though one could simply run on and on in free verse and call each ‘chunk’ a line. they’d probably dismiss it out of hand, though, being so mindset with the rules. rules in poetry – sheesh! good on ya canberra, in your centenary…

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switch 11:35 am
28 Feb 13
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What’s to stop you from just not using carriage returns? Is there a set line width? How many characters? You could always claim that using “carriage return line feed” ASCII cramped your artistic integrity for electronic submissions.

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gentoopenguin 6:40 pm
28 Feb 13
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There once was a woman from Ealing /
who had a peculiar feeling /
she lay on her back /
and opened her crack /
and pissed all over the ceiling.

Done deal.

Where’s my $5,000?

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johnboy 6:52 pm
28 Feb 13
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wrote that yourself?

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9
bundah 7:07 pm
28 Feb 13
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johnboy said :

wrote that yourself?

That’s as original as ‘There once was a man from Nantucket’

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Pork Hunt 7:19 pm
28 Feb 13
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gentoopenguin said :

There once was a woman from Ealing /
who had a peculiar feeling /
she lay on her back /
and opened her crack /
and pissed all over the ceiling.

Done deal.

Where’s my $5,000?

That is the most crass comment I have ever seen on RiotACT. I no other option than to try and better it…

“There once was a man from Nantucket…”

For those who are interested, I will reveal the remaining five lines for $1000 per line

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Girt_Hindrance 7:27 pm
28 Feb 13
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There once was a man from inner North
Who’d locally proven his worth
He’d sneak to the neighbour’s
With the fruits of his labors
And would open his bowels and spew forth

Split the winnings?

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LSWCHP 7:27 pm
28 Feb 13
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gentoopenguin said :

There once was a woman from Ealing /
who had a peculiar feeling /
she lay on her back /
and opened her crack /
and pissed all over the ceiling.

Done deal.

Where’s my $5,000?

Way to stay classy. :-/

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13
Thumper 7:38 pm
28 Feb 13
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I wandered lonely like a stoat
who had somehow fallen into a moat.

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14
bundah 8:24 pm
28 Feb 13
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There is this bloke from Bundah
Who loves to go down under
He’s got a sharp tongue
And reckons he’s hung
Now that’ll make ya chunder

Gotta be in it to win it!

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Girt_Hindrance 10:22 pm
28 Feb 13
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How about a haiku?

Hark to the poets!
But the rules were sensible
Masquara’s upset.

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