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I'm a late babyboomer Canadian born in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, raised in Northern Ontario, now living in Ottawa, I'm finding out that oncoming golden years offer a very rich perspective on life. 

Please visit often my growing collection of poems and I hope you find many will resonate with you. I'd love to hear your comments.

I have joined Haiku Canada and invite you to read my informative blogs of April 14 and May 24, 2018.

By the way, my avatar is an ink painting I created on rice paper a while back. The symbol means PLAY - something I have finally learn how to do in later years and poetry is definitely my favourite form of play.

 

 

 

 


Judging completed for TIPS FOR MODERN POETRY TO BUDDING POETS OF ALL AGES


Blog Posted:7/4/2018 2:56:00 PM

Just a quick note about my judging of the contest TIPS FOR MODERN POETRY TO BUDDING POETS OF ALL AGES.

I had a very complex marking system based on each element requested.

I was looking for material suitable for a particular audience of budding poets. Some people forgot essential elements, submitted poems exceeding the 20-line limit, a few did not respect the # of lines per element. But in general, the quality of the entries was fabulous and the tips were diverse. Due to limited character space offered with basic memberhip, one entry needed to supplement with a SoupMail and thata was fine for my purposes.

I judged the entries in two batches. The first batch were marked and then participants were contacted with requests for specific tweaking when elements were missing. Their marks were not amended but changes will definitely be included for the end product, i.e. a compilation of tips and poems from my PS colleagues.

Of course, I will be doing the same for Batch 2... and continue to liaise with participants as I progress through this publication project.

THANK YOU so much for your participation and support.

Line xx

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Date: 7/19/2018 1:08:00 PM
I am confused as to the reason for wanting me to view this blog. Guess I wasn't aware there was a contest you initiated. I'm not too familiar with navigating on this site.
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Date: 7/11/2018 2:45:00 AM
I am having trouble sending the additional info you requested. I am using too many characters.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/15/2018 5:16:00 PM
Glad we got that sorted, Timothy.
Date: 7/8/2018 2:35:00 AM
Thank you for giving me a place. The contestants did very well with their advice. I hope to hell we'll stick by what we wrote! Charity begins at home. Thanks once again
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/8/2018 10:06:00 AM
LOL thank you for participating. Much appreciated.
Date: 7/6/2018 12:19:00 AM
I am enjoying reading those on the winners list. They are all interesting and am getting to know some poets better. Plus, some good advice. Thanks for the contest and I'm honored to be placed. There is a lot to this one, it cannot be easy. :)
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. Most appreciated.
Date: 7/5/2018 10:30:00 AM
Line, I was going to work on it this week with my time off but I had no idea it was to close out this week. Anyway, Congrats to all the winners! I realize even with my few days left of vacation, I do not even have time for half the things I wanted to do!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/5/2018 3:39:00 PM
thanks so much, Line. Will sure think on it!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/5/2018 11:59:00 AM
Andrea, of course I would be happy to accept your late contribution to include in the anthology.
Date: 7/5/2018 8:30:00 AM
Thank you very much Line for hosting, from what I saw it can't have been an easy task for you. Congratulations to all participant's. Tom
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/5/2018 8:56:00 AM
Thanks you so much, Tom. Congrats on your top win.
Date: 7/5/2018 7:33:00 AM
Line, it was an interesting contest and a great challenge. I enjoyed writing it for you and I am honored with my placement.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/5/2018 8:55:00 AM
Thanks BW, that was only the beginning. The project in now underway.
Date: 7/4/2018 11:36:00 PM
Thank you for the challenge, Line, and the placement. It brought back many memories of when I started out as a poet here on PS in July 2012 - how time flies ... Congratulations to all the winners.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/5/2018 8:56:00 AM
Thank you so much, Suzette, for your most appreciated participation and support.

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