[Bards] Known World Poetry Challenge

Brian & Pam Martin twinoak at cox-internet.com
Tue Jul 15 09:44:47 PDT 2003

 Greetings to the Bards of Ansteorra,,

The following message comes to us from Master Thomas Broadpaunch as an
invitation/challenge to the poets of our fine Kingdom...


Mistress Jehanne d'Avignon

Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences



To the Poets, Bards, Versifiers, and literati of  the Known World, and
Anyone Else who Cares, greeting from the slothful, eremitic,
orthographically challenged, and delinquent of duty Poeta Atlantiae, Master
Thomas Broadpaunch.


The details of the Known World Poetry Competition have been published
elsewhere, and the running of it at the war is being handled by Lady Tehair,
as I am unable to be present. I have obtained, however, two prizes that are
on offer to the challenge and general competitions, which I hope will
motivate at least those whose love of words is idiosyncratic in the same way
as mine.


To the winner of the challenge category will go a new paper copy of the
one-volume photo-reduced Oxford English Dictionary (which purports to
contain the entire contents of the 20 volume original) complete with
magnifying glass. 

To the winner of the general category will go a new CD-ROM version of
Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary (unabridged). Although
it may appear to be the lesser prize, it has one capability the other prize
does not, that may be of particular use to poets: It has a "rhymes with"
search function.


So, that's what's on offer. Sharpen your quills and minds, if you have not
already, and make your sacrifices to your various muses, and get to work!!!
If you need more information about the rules and schedule for the
competition, see http://poeta.atlantia.sca.org/pennsic/index.html Those not
planning to go to the war can submit via the Lady Tehair's email address on
that page, but if you submit after August 1, it would be best to send your
entry via someone who will be at the war, and who can submit it there for


And please cross-post this to all relevant lists in all Kingdoms and
subgroups to which verbal artisans with a war in their near future may


I remain,

Your worthless servant,

Thomas Broadpaunch

By Their Atlantian Majesties' grace, Poeta Atlantiae



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