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In dark times, the bards have been the ones whose flames dispelled the gloom and led people to brighter days. Ideas are the spark that kindles those flames.

[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is a bard for our current times. Every month, they seek ideas from their readers and write poetry inspired by those ideas in a Poetry Fishbowl. This month's Fishbowl has the theme of "nonsexual intimacies." Go on over, check it out. Leave a prompt, or just keep an eye on it and see what gets created.
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Someone I know who is aware of my interest in [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's poetry sent me this recording of their musical setting of "Like Jewels on a Ring". I asked if I could put it up for others to enjoy, and they said, "Sure!".

This performance was part of a concert set at MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Enjoy!


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Maybe it's because those who are creating it are creating what they want to create, or what they think you want to have created.

Don't despair! There is another way. [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith is hosting a Poetry Fishbowl today, in their space opera storyline, "An Army of One". You don't have to be a passive consumer -- become a spectator, or even a participant, as a diverse community asks for, and gets, interesting speculative fiction that <i>they</i> ask for.

Satisfied repeat customer here. Come on over, and give it a try!
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Come visit [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl today. Leave a prompt, and get poetry. Sponsor something that looks interesting, and everyone gets poetry. Or just enjoy all the variations prompters can come up with on this month's theme: "Extraordinary Uses for Everyday Things."
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[livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith hosts a monthly Poetry Fishbowl, where they solicit prompts based on a theme from readers and use those prompts as inspiration for their muse. Their supply of themes has run low. You can suggest new ones. If you decide to help out, your theme may be featured in a future month, and you can get something like this just for asking. Go on over and have a look!
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Another piece of demifiction inspired by ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl poem, "Too Much Energy". This is an editorial piece that was distributed on Carina InfoGrid about four weeks after the event described in the preceding "News Bulletin".

Warning: This piece is intense and contains some things that might not be to everyone's taste. These include graphic descriptions of war, battle, an event described in "Too Much Energy" (spoiler warning for the event -- highlight to read: the mass casualty event), and its aftermath. Also indoctrination, propaganda, and insincere political posturing. Consider your preferences before reading onward.

Read "The Conscience of the War"... )
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[livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith is presenting another Poetry Fishbowl today, with a theme of "Earn your happy ending".  I cast a few prompts into the fishbowl, and am looking forward to see what I will catch. Which brings to mind another prompt: In the longstanding duel of fisherperson vs. fish, can both earn their happy ending?

You can play, too!  Go visit and leave a prompt, and see what you think about what you get.
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[livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith is committing poetry in public again.  I've put in another prompt; I've gotten really interesting results from past prompts, and will be looking forward to seeing what happens this month.  You can play, too!  Just visit the link to find out how.
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[livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith is hosting her monthly Poetry Fishbowl She's once again writing something from one of my prompts on gender issues.

If you'd like to see a sample, check out this month's linkback freebie.  Come on over, and join the fun!
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[livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl this month has a theme of "First Contact".  She's working on a poem to a prompt I posted.
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A prompt I left in [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl this month generated her poem, "An Equation for Conscience". Her work gives life to the assault contemporary forces have mounted against scientific inquiry. Please read it, think about it, and let others know about it as you see fit.

Please check out her blog, and visit her unsold poetry page to see if there's anything there that you might enjoy enough to help fund.
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