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e-griff
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Knowing of Shelagh's interest in detailed critiquing and workshop ping, and the value that has,  surely bringing a published poem into this forum and discussing it further would satisfy both demands? In other words it would not be either/or but both. The danger is of course that it could suck away good info from general view of all members and restrict it to a forum which many would not visit. But I'm sure the poetry challengers can categorise the type and depth of critique and choose appropriately.

A thought. 😊

JohnG 

 

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Posted : October 20, 2017 8:19 am
ifyouplease
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Rich Mince Pies (poetry challenge)

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 20, 2017 1:09 pm
ifyouplease
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Challenge Poem Verbless winter: Brute

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 20, 2017 1:46 pm
ionicus
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Don't forget Gothicman's 'Rich Mince Pies'.

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Posted : October 20, 2017 1:52 pm
ifyouplease
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yeah I thought I had included it but I see a duplicate link up there.... thanks!

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 20, 2017 1:58 pm
ifyouplease
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oh dear, it seems that when you edit a post it automatically saves your last changes and and now I got a reply with one link instead of four. 

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 20, 2017 2:05 pm
ifyouplease
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On Winter Nights (Poetry challenge)

https://ukauthors.com/2017/10/20/winter-of-content/

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 20, 2017 2:08 pm
ukadmin
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I've added a poetry (and fiction) challenge category for when you submit to the challenge. Any subs placed in the 'challenge' category will still be shown in the latest pages and on the Front Page.

I've moved the poetry challenge submissions that were published today (20th Fri) but please check your own submissions to make sure they are in the category you want.

ta

UKA webmaster

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Posted : October 20, 2017 2:12 pm
ifyouplease
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Challenge's deadline is November 26

just a reminder

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 21, 2017 12:01 am
RLW
 RLW
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I did also write a version of mine with all the determiners removed, apart from one line, but couldn't decide which read better....if anyone wants to give their opinion? 

Empty field,

yellow stain,

sharp-edged stone

in corpse of moon.

Knife of snarl,

a gasp: a yield,

blue of bruise

from winter brute.

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Posted : October 21, 2017 6:39 pm
ionicus
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Yes, RLW, I much prefer this punchier version.

Best, Luigi

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Posted : October 22, 2017 11:30 am
belcanto
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Wow!!  Have you all noticed how many reads we're getting on the latest poetry challenge entries : They're humongous!  At last perusal it's 392 for Shy while RWL's number of 345 is in hot pursuit!  Meanwhile Ionicus and I (mine private) are idling in the 200 range with me at 272 and he at 239. Goth's is also private so we can't tell, only surmise, but I'd bet he's at least well into the 200's as well.

For just a week or so on, these seem like very big numbers to me and all down to ifyouplease's particular challenge and enthusiastic promotional tactics! So congratulations iyp - and where the heck are you, anyway? Working on your own entry, perhaps?  Hope you're okay.  Hurry back so we can  all celebrate this successful revival of the challenge!  🙂   

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Posted : October 29, 2017 7:33 pm
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ukadmin
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Been doing a lot of tweeting too so that might have helped the reads.

UKA webmaster

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Posted : October 29, 2017 7:41 pm
belcanto
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Thanks for that, Richard. 🙂  I was using twitter extensively to promote UKA writers' work, even while not leaving comments for quite a long time.  Have neglected lately.  Must get back to it.  

You are to be congratulated for creating the Fiction Challenge!  It's going like wildfire, and look at all the prose writers coming out of the woodwork.  Great move, Maestro!  🙂 🙂 

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Posted : October 31, 2017 6:14 pm
ifyouplease
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hi and I am glad there are new submissions, I have been writing yes and reading mostly offline, I will add any new submissions later today, I mean links here. 

the challenge is not over

feel free as I have already said to start a new one 

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : November 13, 2017 11:41 am
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