Unusually, I’m announcing two poetry challenges at once, the first to open September 9th, and the second to open September 23rd.
The first challenge is to write a poem that functions both aesthetically and as an interpretation or critical analysis of a character from classical fiction. Any character appearing only in works published before 1923 is acceptable.
The second challenge is to write a poem whose affect is inspired by a piece of classical, folk, liturgical, or film music. Any music – copyrighted or not – may be referenced and used as inspiration.