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Eight word challenge-Bardenesque Poetry Contest

Free verse poetry form only.
Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, February 16, 2019
28 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
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2/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

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Contest Description

What to Submit?

Everyone knows how much I love Greg Bardens writing style, especially his free verse romance writes. So here's the challenge; write a free verse about a romantic encounter, using these classic Barden words, in his inimitable style, (I know, I know, an impossible task)

Here's the 8 words, to be used as written, order not important.

1. Wafting 2. Daub 3. Whispers 4. Dank 5. Flutters 6. Perchance 7. Folly

8. Happenstance

Minimum 10 lines maximum 40 lines, Free verse only!

Remember no names, please date the poem!


First Prize, Recognition
Second Prize, Recognition
Third Prize, Recognition
Up to eight multiple placements  Total placements 25

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.