If I understand what has already been posted correctly, you can post a very short poem in a hub with a lot of explanation, and that's OK. So (and this is my question) if you post a 100-word poem with a 400-word 'explanation', what will be judged: the poem or the explanation? Maybe some of the judges could respond to this.
Both. The explanation (especially in the often difficult to understand genre of poetry) is critical to the entire text. It speaks to the heart of your poem, the inference. It should be as well written as anything else.
I'd like to enter but the only poem I know is...
Roses are red
Violets are red
Lilacs are red
My gardens on fire!
I would think that the judges are going based on the hub's content overall. I don't think that any judge would take just one piece of the hub's content and then make a decision. If they did that, then they don't understand being a judge.
Posting an explanation next to a poem is like calling out the maneuvers during sexual intercourse...
it detracts from the subjective sensation of the experience and is very annoying.
You mean I should stop shouting 'IN, Out, IN, Out'.......as I write poetry?
or stop yelling "I'm gonna acrostic" at the point of climax
LOL really must take care of my Iambic Pentameter at the end!
Actually - funny thing - as I am working with the Iambic Pentameter - I do find myself saying 'da Dum da Dum da Dum da Dum da Dum' all the way through !!!
lambic skin pentameters offer the best sensation and protection
The poem I submitted to the contest is written in iambic pentameter. Since I can't post the link here, you can find it from my profile page. I'm a new hubber, so it's easy to find. Hint: It's the one titled "David and Bathsheba." The way I look at it, Shakespeare survived the test of time with iambic pentameter! Do you know why it is so popular? Because it mimics the mother's heartbeat we all heard in the womb.
G-One - one would think so in theory assuming the poem is on the surface. Much poetry is a bit intricate and often comes from deep within the writer's psyche. An explanation from the writer, not some academic poser, is appreciated, at least by this poetry lover. I said poetry LOVER. You could read the explanation after you've read the poem several times. Just like the after - cig.
by mariahbernt864 7 years ago
I have a poem I would really like to submit, but unfortunately I posted it before the contest started. Is there any way I can submit it now?
by em_saenz 7 years ago
Please help me understand the November contest rules,QUOTE:Qualifying RequirementsContain a minimum of 500 words (if the entry is a photo gallery or poem, an explanation of the poem or description of the photos is required) Be properly categorized within the fictional story, poem, or image gallery...
by Beth100 9 years ago
Contest deadline is February 1, 2010Entry fee: $32CDN for 2 poems, each additional one is $5CDNPoetry: maximum 100 lines, unpublishedEligibility: Open to Canadian, US and overseasPrizes:1st: $15002nd: $10003rd: $750and poem will be published in the summer...
by NiaG 7 years ago
Am I misunderstanding or is the poetry contest asking for poems with over 500 words?
by Chris Andrews 6 years ago
Is it common for poetry contest to have a submission fee?It has been roughly a decade since I submitted poetry to anything. I have been thinking about it, but the majority of poetry contests that seem to be easily searched all have submission fees. Is this common these days, or am I...
by Paradise7 9 years ago
A November Challenge: Write a haiku. (A Japenese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.)Though it doesn't have to be about nature or the seasons--any poem that follows this form is a haiku.And...
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