Poetry 

EVENTS

Scratch That (Blackout Poetry)

Need an escape for all that poetic angst? We have the perfect solution in the form of ‘Scratch That’ – our blackout poetry event!

  • No. of rounds – 1

  • Participation Type - Individual

  • Event Type – Live Submission

  • Duration - 40 mins (for blackout) + 5 mins (presentation)

  1. Participants must use the given link to participate- https://blackoutpoetry.glitch.me/

  2. Participants will be provided with a text that must be put into the website and poetry is to be created from the same text.

  3. Only 1 blackout poem per participant is allowed.

  4. Participants cannot add additional words or marks of punctuation. Words have to be used as they are, parts of the word cannot be blacked out. 

 

The Prompt Not Taken

We can't guarantee what might happen between you and our prompts, but we promise you that the results are going to be exciting. Join us for ‘The Prompt Not Taken’ – our prompts-based spoken-word poetry event!

  • No. of Rounds- 1

  • Participation Type – Individual

  • Event Type – Live Submission

  • Preparation Time – 24 hours for incorporating 3 out of 5 prompts | 30 mins to incorporate FINAL PROMPT (submission)

  • Performance Time - 3 mins

  1. 24 hours before the event, all the participants will be given 5 words /prompts to be used in their performance  piece. Participants can choose any 3 out of the 5.

  2. On the event day, a final prompt shall be given to all participants 30 mins before their performances.

  3. This word must be incorporated into their poem. All participants must perform their poem live.

  4. Languages allowed: English/ Hindi

  5. Each solo poem must be of the poet’s own creation.

  6. Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to perform one poem.  Memorization is not required or necessary.

  7. If the poet goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score by the scorekeeper.

  8. Appropriate trigger warnings must be given if your poem has triggering content.

  9. The poem may NOT include sexist, racist, homophobic, or transphobic comments; leave your hate at the gate.

 

The End of the Verse - Online Publication (Non-Competitive)

Whether you write, or you don't, it doesn't matter – we know you'll be perfect for ‘The End of the Verse’. Join us and we guarantee you'll be surprised by what you can do with a prompt and 40 minutes!

  • No. of Rounds - 1

  • Participation Type - Individual

  • Event Type- Live Submission

  • Duration - 40 minutes

  1. All works need to be original and the prompt must be incorporated in the poem.

  2. After the prompt is given, you’ll have 40 minutes to come up with your piece.

  3. Each poem has to have 12 lines.

  4. The poem must not include sexist, racist, homophobic, or transphobic comments; leave your hate at the gate.

  5. Appropriate trigger warnings must be given if your poem has triggering content.

  6. Participants must abide by the time limit.