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concataverse

poetic form does not stand still

concataverse™ - anewformjoiningwordswithoutend

 

concataverse is a poetry anthology like no other – it is a contract between writer and reader in which the very identity of the words must be mined, defined, and discovered.

“… the words must be mined”

The concatenation of each line encourages the reader to deconstruct and reconstruct, thereby creating fresh neural pathways in the brain – making the poetic experience, shared with the reader, one that is physically interactive. 

“… creating fresh neural pathways in the brain”

The poet’s part in that is to create the puzzles to unravel, but there is a responsibility too, if the poet is making the reader do the work (as it were) the unravelled poem must have meaning, intention, it has to capture thought, life, and ideas; to entertain, educate, and enhance life.     

Every rule to the form, for example; number of words to concatenate; limit to three lines, no punctuation: are tools for engagement, to dig into the poem; this produces hyperfocus, all the better to fully immerse the reader into the poem.  The reader therefore experiences the poem with a greater sense of engagement, because they are building it in their mind: the poet creates, the reader re-creates.

“The poet creates, the reader re-creates.”

concataverse

featuring 66 poems from 24 poets

released in paperback

24 March 2022

 

Contact Trevor Maynard, admin@willowdownbooks.com

Many thanks to all who rose to the challenge and shared their work, and best wishes for the future.

1. The poets of the concataverse™ are:   Mariangela Canzi, TP Cooper, Thomas Crofts, Gerald Dampier, Arnold Farr, Virginia Bach Folger, Frederick Garraty, Gabby Gilliam, Kiel M Gregory, GK Grieve, Rose Menyon Heflin, Scott Jessup, Noami Jones, James Ph. Kotsybar, Browning Mank, B McVie, Martha Nance, Gale Naylor, KP Perry, CC Pulliam, Vaughn V Smith , Olivia Stogner, and

Laura Turnball

 

2, Press contact Trevor Maynard at admin@willowdownbooks.com on 0 44 7966 079968.

 

3. One prize of $100 will be awarded, this will be announced on publication.  Five poems will be commended. Details at  www.willowdownbooks.com

 

4. Trevor Maynard, UK based poet, writer and editor.  He is owner/manager of Poetry, Review and Discuss Group, a major poetry group on LinkedIn.  His latest poetry collection is PARADOX is now available on Amazon and elsewhere.   Trevor is also the author of several plays, and is the editor of POEMS FROM THE LOCKDOWN, HUMAN TO HUMAN, and NATURE 20/20.    Further information at http://www.trevormaynard.com

 

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