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EverLight says...



But of course. Please do sign me up!
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Thank you all for signing up so far! There are currently two open spots, but that can change if more people are interested. Hope everyone has a fun first day of NaPo!
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I am leagues removed from being a poet, so if I'm signing up for this, I must be mad indeed. XD
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I would love to join this :D Good thing I made it before april 3rd!
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Sign me up!!! I need an opportunity to get better!
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Is there room for one more? If so, count me in!
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:54 pm
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Alright everyone. We've reached 18 spots, so unless anyone drops out before pairings and the first round is announced, sign-ups are now closed! Please stay tuned for pairings being posted on April 5th! Thank you all for your enthusiasm c: May the Madness begin!
Nothing's perfect, the world's not perfect, but it's there for us, trying the best it can. That's what makes it so damn beautiful.
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:58 pm
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Alright, everyone! Welcome to the official start of April Madness 2020.

APRIL MADNESS


The Pairings

Group A
@PrincessInk
@fraey
@Willard
@EthanHoover

Group B
@Jaybird
@alliyah
@Katteex
@Rin321
@amelie

Group C
@Ventomology
@Gravitem
@RoseAndThorn
@Querencia
@Lavvie

Group D
@AstralHunter
@MeherazulAzim16
@Traves
@EverLight

Spoiler! :
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Poems are due by (10 PM PDT). You can edit or change your entry up until that time, but the final entry is due by that time, in a message posted in this thread.

From each group, two people will advance, resulting in eight people proceeding to the next round. However, the last remaining 10 will participate in a redemption round. People were grouped together by inserting the usernames into a randomizer.

Also, all poems submitted must have been written in April.

Have fun!
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@fraey
This is probably a very silly question but it's just one poem per round right?
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There are no silly questions! ^^

@Gravitem Just one poem per round, yes! And poems cannot be reused for any round besides the final one.
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Thanks! :D
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:59 pm
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Rin321 says...



Hi! So
A: Where do we submit poems?
B:We do one and then we submit another if we go to the next round?
never done this before I just wanna make sure I understand how it's being done lol
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:26 am
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Hi @Rin321 !

To answer your questions:

A - you submit your poem by either posting that text or a link to the poem in a message in this thread!

B - Yes, please do not repeat poems. You submit a different poem each round.

Hope that clears up your questions!
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:53 pm
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Rin321 says...



@fraey thank you!
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I am a funtastic awesome writer-
what are you?


You are an awesome writer as well-that is what you are

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Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:15 pm
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Magebird says...



It's a little early, but I like this poem and wanted to make sure I remembered to put it in as a submission. Here's the link to where it is in my thread, and the poem itself is down below in the spoiler.

Spoiler! :
april 5th, 2020: remnants

standing in the cold springtime air
i let myself forget
about the to-do list
i carefully typed out
yesterday morning.

i dig my shovel into
the soft, dark earth.
i methodically scoop
roots and weeds and
the clumps of horseradish
that were forgotten
after last fall.

dressed in the
old, hole-ridden hoodie
i took care of our
chickens in,
my dad’s old work gloves,
and hiking boots
that hurt when i wear them
for too long,
i am no longer the girl who
sits silently
in the front row of
my college classes.

i’m the remnant
of a time long gone.
i’m a wild anomaly
in a perfect, digital world.
i’m a girl who never
will exist outside of the context
of my house
and weekend mornings
spent working
underneath the gray sky
and the hot, hot sun.
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