Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Quarrel Begins!

OK. I had what I thought would be a crazy idea to start a blog where poets could share poems from the first-raw-sometimes scary-first-draft to the finished draft. I sent Kate Evans an email to test the waters, to see if she would email back telling me, "thanks, but no thanks because it sounds crazy;" however, what I got was the opposite. Before a day has passed Christopher Hennessy and Genevieve Lyons agreed to join Kate and me as full-time participants in Quarrel, and Charles Jensen joined on board as a part-time participant. I'm lucky to have these poets on board!

Thus, thanks to the title suggestion from Christopher, QUARREL is born!


(1) To get the drafting going we need some blogosphere participation. Please leave five words in a comment to this post--- please one set of words per person. We won't hesitate to let you know if we need more words.

(2) We are deciding amongst ourselves who will be the first victim, I mean poet, to start. The poet will have two weeks to write a first draft to share via the blog. After the first poet's draft is up, another poet will pick a set of words and have the same two week period to have a first draft in the blog.

(3) Poets will have one month from the day their first draft is posted to submit a second draft.

(4) The cycle keeps will repeat in this fashion. After the second draft is posted, poets are not restricted with a time deadline; however, they are encouraged highly to share drafts as soon as possible. :-)

Of course, we might change the rules at any given time to keep things lively. We also hope to bring in guest poets as we get the blog in high gear.

Feel free to email us thequarrelpoets@gmail.com.

I hope you'll join us for the ride!

18 comments:

Justin Evans said...
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Mic Anderson-Quigley said...

Post-feminist
Feline
dawning
water
scavange

Do said...
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Julie Carter said...
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Joy Leftow said...

salad
sunset
streaked
stroll
stairway

Agnes said...

wave
court
count
gravel
yellow

scavella said...

slide
wheel
flamingo
salt
word

Lyle Daggett said...

scrape
sail
rock
lips
bright

Dana said...
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soyouthinkican said...

funk
run
shorn
spectrum
grain

christine swint said...

luff
raspberry
impale
winnow
scrape

Dave said...

hurl
spindle
osteopath
ululate
salad

Oliver Mantell said...

Two liquids in a glass

jillypoet said...

trundle
clue
reveal
startle
wench

Anonymous said...

No-one writes quite like me

Timothy Forry said...
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Nicki Hastie said...

Interesting project!

Five words:

feeble
garnish
generation
shallow
corrugated

Cushy said...

Ok, five easy little words
rivulet
sliver
heart
dawning
rosebud