20 Item List Poem

Poetry Contest
Write a list poem, serious or humorous, using a list of 20 things. The twenty things do not need to be related, but sometimes if they are related, it makes the poem flow more coherently. The easiest way to write a list poem might be to write 20 foods you like to eat, or 20 things in your room/house/apartment, or 20 things you see on the way to work/school/somewhere else. Sometimes ingredient lists on foods or recipes can inspire ideas, too, or even looking at a menu. 40 lines or less, poet's choice of meter or rhyme scheme, or free verse. Your poem can tell a story of how you found the things, what you do with the things, or how they might be changed to create something new or improve the world as you know it. They do not need to be real things, although there should be something about them that is still grounded in reality somehow. In other words, even a list poem using 20 abstract concepts will work.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 48.00 member dollars. There are 6 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 72.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Saturday, January 11, 2020.

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    Count 20 things in the list poem

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Deadline: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

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