|OLJ Poetry Form Challenge: Challenge #7 Results|
This week's challenge was all about OULIPO ... experimentation in literature through formula and self-imposed constraints. A lot of you chose to try the N+7 technique, which is always fun, whether you recognize the original poem or not. Some of you created your own OULIPO forms, which is also fantastic because it means you're taking poetic experimentation to "the next level," in which you delve--sometimes intentionally, and sometimes, admittedly, not--into uncharted waters and let them carry you where they will!
This week's challenge winner is Hannah Gosselin, who took on the ever-difficult palindrome style. It's never easy to get a poem to read forwards and backwards and still make sense, and often even when it's done it turns into a somewhat silly affair of poetry. But in Hannah's case, she bravely tackled a personal subject and emphasized the emotional weight of her subject through the form. You can read Hannah's poem here: "How Are You? Hope You're Finding The Time to Smile"
Congratulations to all, and have a great weekend as we get ready to take on the last two poetic form tasks of this summer challenge!
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