Monday, 23 March 2015

The Great A-Z Theme Reveal



This year is my second time at A-Z, and I am happy to report that I am a bit better organised. Figured out most of the stuff, themes, posts, scheduling vs spontaneous and all that before April.  Worked on my entries, but will keep scheduling and publishing closer to the actual day, just because! 

This time, my theme is Response Poems.  How it’s going to play out is like this: I’ll pick a poet whose (last) name begins with the letter for the day, and post a poem I’ve written as a response to her/his work.  It may also be more than one poet or one title just to vary things a bit.  So that’s 26 published poets, some very well-known and some not so famous, to read, ponder and then react to.  I will, whenever possible, dip into the works of Arab, African and Indian poets for my prompts as well. It's going to be a difficult but wonderful and exciting challenge. My sources for this exercise are diverse, I shall be pointing them out in the individual posts.


A shout out to Arlee Bird the creator of the A-Z Challenge, and the co-hosts.  For me, the A-Z is an awesome learning tool, a great way to expand one’s horizons, to keep the research muscles limber and try out new things in writing. See you on the 1st and happy A-Zing!




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35 comments:

  1. Interesting theme! That should be a challenge to create those response poems.

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    1. Only the most difficult letter is left :)

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  2. Looking forward to reading your posts!

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  3. Very awesome theme :) My theme is similar. . I'm doing unusual words paired with different forms of poetry and I tried out each of the different forms. It's been a stressful experience but so much fun! Good luck in April

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    1. I did form poetry for my theme last year, enjoyed it hugely. Best of luck to you too.

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  4. Hey,thats a great theme to choose.i too chose on the similar lines but not on response.but still not sure i go with this one ;)
    See you in april

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    1. I'm sure you will have it sorted by the 1st :) see you soon

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  5. Hi Nila - sounds like a real educational A-Z for many of us .. looking forward to the African, Arab and Indian poets ... great idea for your theme - cheers Hilary

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    1. It's going to be super fab, Hilary, so many mind blowing themes, many highlighting places that I love, or would love to travel to ;), loads of fascinating stuff to read. Excited and keeping my glasses polished and ready :)

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  6. Very cool theme. Personally I can't even think of poets for half the letters of the alphabet, let alone all of them, so hats off to your creativity. Hope April goes really well.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Thank you. The A-Z spikes creativity is so many different ways, doesn't it? I have been reading about some really fantastic themes, yours included :) April will be awesome! :)

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  7. Wow, that is an interesting theme, and also a challenging one. Will follow along in April. Happy A-Zing to you too :)

    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  8. What a fun idea! Looking forward to it! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog (A Bench with a View) and your comment :) It really does help to be organized for the challenge; sounds like you have a great theme with response to another poet's work! Good luck with it!

    betty

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  10. I enjoy poetry, but I've never tried to write much of it. This would be a definite challenge for me. I'm looking forward to reading your work!

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  11. Thank you, Shantala, Betty, Lori and Jennifer.

    I am completely hooked by your theme @Tarkabarkaholgy

    See you soon.

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  12. Wow! You really did set yourself a challenge! Good job, and I look forward to reading your posts.

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  13. That's a very ambitious theme and I wish you all the best. Looking forward to your posts. ☺

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  14. You've got your April work cut out for you. I'll stop by to cheer you on. Love the idea for your theme.

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  15. Thank you, orneryswife, Debbie D, and cleemckenzenzie. Getting a few butterflies now! But hopefully, all will go well.

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    1. This is an interesting theme. I love poetry. I can't wait for your daily alphabetical April posts.

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  16. Wow! This sounds fascinating. I was never good in poetry at school so this is a new poetical subject to me.

    Wishing you luck!

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  17. Thanks, Stephanie and djinnia...I never did poetry at school either...wrote after school :)

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  18. That's an interesting and cool theme.

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  19. I LOVE this concept!
    I love poetry and your writing is beautiful... so it's a win-win!
    See you around on the A to Z race track!

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  20. Thank you, Patricia and Michelle. See you around the track!

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  21. Oh, your theme sounds like one poetry lovers can really enjoy!
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp's Troops with the
    A to Z Challenge

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    1. Thanks for being here Ensign B! Appreciate the enormous amount of work y'all put in to keep the A-Z fun for people like me.

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  22. Very inspiring and creative theme you have chosen. Poetry is always a spice in everyday life. I hope you will have a great A-Z challenge month!

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  23. The poetry theme is a great one. I'll look forward to seeing it develop!!!

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  24. Hi Nila,
    I am looking forward to your selects: Indian, Arab and African Poets.
    Your theme is challenging and creative at once.
    Good luck for the second time challenge. :)

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  25. Thank you, Charlotte, Mary and Prunzaye. See you in April!

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  26. I'm really looking forward to your posts! I'm doing both a to z and NaPoWriMo because poetry is so meaningful for me. I'll definitely be back.

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    1. Look forward to seeing you around the track! Did I tell you how awesome I thought your blog title was? Dealing with two blog events is no mean feat, all the very best!

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