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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 30, 2012 - 7:45pm
The Seamstress by Stacy Kear
41% (7 votes)
My poet's plight: soft copper in the night air: By J.Y.
12% (2 votes)
Post Mortem by Dino Parenti
6% (1 vote)
Bullet Haiku by Otis the Bulldog
18% (3 votes)
Fixes and Treats by La Emme Nikkita
24% (4 votes)
Total votes: 17

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 30, 2012 - 8:10pm

October's poll for Plight of the Poet is up. The month's prompt was: Bullet. I first want to say thanks to everyone who submitted. We had a fantastic turnout for the first two weeks of the thread. Please keep them coming for next month’s competition. We will have twice as much time so expect the entries to double next month.

Unfortunately, in the spirit of competition, I couldn't pick them all. Congrats to those who made the poll and good luck next time to those who barely fell short. 

Next month's prompt will be up late tomorrow evening or early Thursday. You can find it here

http://litreactor.com/discuss/plight-of-the-poet-prompt-competition?page=1

 Please everyone, tell your friends. The more who submit the more finalists we can have. ;)

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 31, 2012 - 3:59am

Cool. I love the bullet haiku. The others are great but that one STILL makes me smile.

A word of advice though, Mr Riley, put the file up for polls in .doc rather than .docx as lots of folks will not have the most up-to-date copies of MS office, and might not be able to open the file. It's something we had an issue with a few times in the past with files hosted by the forum or the workshop.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 31, 2012 - 11:19am

Thanks for the advice voodoo. I'm not sure how to do that but I'll try to figure it out as soon as I get home from work tonight.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like October 31, 2012 - 11:34am

I voted for myself. For shame.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 31, 2012 - 11:52am

If you like yours best vote for it. If you don't vote for it anyway so you can follow the poll. And for shame.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 31, 2012 - 12:02pm

@ JR - save the file as a MS Word 1997-2003 file rather than the default.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 31, 2012 - 4:30pm

@Martin, Thanks so much for the help.

@Everyone. Now you have no excuse not to read and vote! It will take less than 5min to read all 5.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War November 1, 2012 - 10:15am

Bump.  Just so you all can vote for Me.  ;-)

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland November 2, 2012 - 8:39am

Bump. Having pre war jitters? Me too! You know what helps? Reading poetry. They're short and sweet. Vote for your favorite!

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War November 2, 2012 - 2:13pm

^^^  no, vote for me ;-) 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland November 3, 2012 - 11:35am

Bump

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iamsnaggletooth November 4, 2012 - 11:24am

Voted!

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson November 5, 2012 - 12:09am

Yay yay yay I'm still in the running. Though I'm cool if another ginger wins. But who doesn't like death and candy?

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland November 5, 2012 - 8:08pm

O.K. So I originally set the poll for one week. That was on October 30. I'm not sure how to check the status on remaining time but it's like a day or two. If any of you contestants want to extend the poll another week to get some more people to read your poems I have no problem with that. I also have no problem begging in the forums for people to come check them out, Let me know. Also you can read Stacy's poem in Downer Magazine. Everything is cooler when it's in a magazine. Congrats again Stacy!http://www.downermagazine.com/volume-1/volume-1-8/stacy-kear/

 

 

 

 

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War November 5, 2012 - 8:19pm

Thank You Jonathan. That means I'm cooler, Me...Yes!!! 

 

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz November 5, 2012 - 8:34pm

Awesome, Stacy. Well deserved.

I'm not sure who the 3 people are who voted for mine, or why - but hey, if you got a quick smile, it served it's purpose.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On November 6, 2012 - 6:18am

I feel like I'm the Green Party of this contest with my one gleaming little vote:)

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland November 8, 2012 - 1:21am

The poll is officially closed. Congrats to the winner Stacy! I said no prizes this month but I may have figured out a loophole. We shall see! Either way everyone should congratulate the winner and then submit more poems! Bam. I just did that.

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson November 8, 2012 - 1:47am

Congrats Stacy! Well deserved!

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. November 8, 2012 - 3:13am

Well done to the Stacy!

First of many polls to come? Aye, probably, says I. Good job on running it, JR.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On November 8, 2012 - 6:11am

Awesome job, Stacy!

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War November 8, 2012 - 10:11am

Thanks guys! :-) 

Love that Jonathan has made this competition for poetry and I hope to see more people join in. 

Prize please. Just kidding.