Eratosphere Forums - Metrical Poetry, Free Verse, Fiction, Art, Critique, Discussions Able Muse - a review of poetry, prose and art

Forum Left Top



Able Muse Guest Editors, Spotlight Poet Contest & More

Posted 03-09-2009 at 01:36 AM by Alex Pepple
The next issue of Able Muse will 1) feature a number of guest editors in all areas, and 2) attempt to feature as many Eratosphereans as possible in these areas Ö even including an Sphere-centric contest. With that, Iím pleased to invite the submissions on behalf of the guest editors. The pertinent details follow. In all cases, the submission guidelines for Able Muse are online here. The deadline for all submissions indicated below is May 1, 2009.

  1. To begin with, I have asked
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 4323 Comments 0 Alex Pepple is offline

An embarrassment of riches

Posted 03-05-2009 at 01:30 PM by Catherine Chandler
"From A Very Little Sphinx"
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Come along in then, little girl!
Or else stay out!
But in the open door she stands,
And bites her lip and twists her hands,
And stares upon me, trouble-eyed;
'Mother,' she says, 'I can't decide!'

Dear Poets,

With only five days left until the bake-off sonnet submission deadline, already I am having to make some very tough decisions....
Catherine Chandler's Avatar
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 4101 Comments 0 Catherine Chandler is offline
Rating: 3 votes, 3.67 average.

One week to go . . .

Posted 03-02-2009 at 09:42 PM by Catherine Chandler
Into the golden vessel of great song
Let us pour all our passion; breast to breast
Let other lovers lie, in love and rest;
Not we, - articulate, so, but with the tongue
Of all the world . . .
Edna St. Vincent Millay

In a half-forgotten box in my parentsí attic, there is an old black and white photograph of my sister Debby and me sitting on the lawn of the Vassar College campus, Poughkeepsie, NY, circa 1954. On the back of the picture, my mother wrote those...
Catherine Chandler's Avatar
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 4005 Comments 0 Catherine Chandler is offline
Rating: 2 votes, 2.00 average.

Sonnet Permutations

Posted 02-26-2009 at 08:01 AM by Catherine Chandler
Good morning!

So far, I have received a variety of sonnet forms, including the Sicilian, Petrarchan, Shakespearean, and Spenserian. Various meters, rhymed, unrhymed; voltas all over the place or non-existent. I've even received one double sonnet (which is OK as the double sonnet is a recognized form where two sonnets together form a single poem).

I just wanted to make it clear that these forms are acceptable for the bake-off, as would be a caudate or curtal, should...
Catherine Chandler's Avatar
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 4416 Comments 0 Catherine Chandler is offline
Rating: 3 votes, 4.00 average.

Bake-off Google Protection

Posted 02-25-2009 at 01:56 PM by Catherine Chandler
In answer to a submitter's question on protection from Google, Alex has been kind enough to inform me:

As for protection from Google, there was no protection at all with the previous sonnet bake-offs. However, this time we will add a 'noindex' code as the first thing for each finalist sonnet post, instructing Google robots not to index the thread where it appears. If the discussion spans several pages, the first response of each subsequent page should be edited by a moderator to add
Catherine Chandler's Avatar
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 4561 Comments 0 Catherine Chandler is offline

Forum Right Top
Forum Left Bottom Forum Right Bottom
Right Left
Member Login
Forgot password?
Forum LeftForum Right

Forum Statistics:
Forum Members: 8,158
Total Threads: 20,511
Total Posts: 260,387
There are 171 users
currently browsing forums.
Forum LeftForum Right

Forum Sponsor:
Donate & Support Able Muse / Eratosphere
Forum LeftForum Right
Right Right
Right Bottom Left Right Bottom Right

Hosted by ApplauZ Online