This is an advance announcement for the Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. This time the theme will be "history written by the losers."
I'll be soliciting ideas for historians, other chroniclers, invaders, the oppressed, the misunderstood, ordinary people, outcasts, refugees, fish out of water, abuse survivors, the women that men don't see, QUILTBAG
folks, people of color, people with detested superpowers, "evil
" races, untouchables
, former or current criminals, foster children, others on the fringes of society, fighting a holding action, retreating, losing everything, looking in the window, taking people for granted, expecting the unexpected, surviving oppression, hiding, upstanding, speaking truth to power, facing your demons, punching up, protesting, storytelling, battlefields, reservations, cities, slums, classrooms, hideouts, alleys, subways and sewers, liminal zones, government buildings, libraries, oral tradition history
, poorskills, unpaid labor
, self-sacrifice, emotional labor
, disruptions, linchpins and ripplepoints
, time travel, the Underground Railroad
, unusual vulnerabilities, history books written by the losers
, painted hides
, minority languages, subversive literacy
, subversive education
, humility, humiliation, appreciation, social evolution
, and poetic forms in particular.
I have a linkback poem, "Lead Us in Peace" (18 verses, Clay of Life).
If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week. (If you're not available that day, or you live in a time zone that makes it hard to reach me, you can leave advance prompts. I am now.) Meanwhile, if you want to help with promotion, please feel free to link back here or repost this on your blog. ( New to the fishbowl? Read all about it! )