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Upcoming IBPC May 2014:

Posted: 27 Apr 2014, 19:44
by Michael (MV)
any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome!

and here is a home link to the IBPC rules:

Poems recommended to represent the Block are posted here in this thread, along with all IBPC required info.

When the 1-3 are decided upon, and permission granted by each author of the selected poems,

along with the all info needed by each author:

1/Your name

2/e-mail address

3/statement that the poem is your original

4/and unpublished work

5/and that you are not representing in the current IBPC

6/and the poem as you would like it forwarded to the finals.

^^ All of the above is the usual needed info as part of the process.

I will then forward the 1-3 to the IBPC finals.

Please reply - accept or decline - in this thread.


Michael (MV)





Re: Upcoming IBPC May 2014:

Posted: 01 May 2014, 06:03
by SivaRamanathan
I nominate Michael's "TGIRF" for the May IBPC.

Deadline is ASAP (Re: Upcoming IBPC May 2014):

Posted: 04 May 2014, 23:40
by Michael (MV)
Siva, Thanks for the nom-nod
It's probably the 3rd section of "TGIRF" (Thank God it's Righteous Friday)
There is no maternity leave
that I will selected from the 4 sections.

The WB is in need of up to 2 more - any suggestions - Please voice here in this thread. Thanks.

Siva, what about your blue poem?

and, ryan, how about your fig poem?


Michael (MV)

SivaRamanathan wrote:I nominate Michael's "TGIRF" for the May IBPC.

Re: Upcoming IBPC May 2014:

Posted: 05 May 2014, 04:59
by SivaRamanathan
'Thirteen Shades Of Blue' is my own,unpublished poem and I am not representing any other group.
My mail id is

Thirteen Shades Of Blue

Blue whirled out of each blank printed page
nobody knew the exact meaning.

Everyone's blue
became bold and tin soldiered.

Churning as in the 'Amritha'. Only the snakes
churned out each other's conception.

As the drama enacted, even those
who sat through did something.

Observing. Similarly being observed.
Is she on the look out for students for the 'CWW'?

The Railway station story had trains that left
and came, leaving a woman and child behind.

In the layers under the sea fisher folk
surfaced in riots of marine hues.

Songs were as blue as Quink
sometimes memory plays contrary.

A poet is blue washing her house
she is stepping in and out of wires.

And now the lady of the cats reads
her poems. Azure.

I never felt blue,only 'grey'
meaning coarse.

I let myself be the presence itself,soluble,
the poetry subsumed, more immediate, embracive.

I let go of situating myself in the 'poet' position
sat back and let my poem transcend.

Re: Upcoming IBPC May 2014:

Posted: 05 May 2014, 05:02
by SivaRamanathan
I was thinking of Ryan's poem (on Saturday)and sorry for the delay in seconding it.I do hope Ryan sees this.

Update: re Upcoming IBPC May 2014:

Posted: 06 May 2014, 18:37
by Michael (MV)
1/ Thanks, Siva, for accepting & providing all the required info. Good Luck in the finals.

2/ Monday evening(the 5th), I PM'd ryan re the fig poem.

3/ I left a message in the thread of dyerfrank's Africa poem re eligibility:


I must forward to the finals by Wednesday(the 7th) evening.

Now, I will proceed to post/announce some victorious news:


I hope every one is enjoying a productive week.


Michael (MV)




Re: Upcoming IBPC May 2014:

Posted: 23 May 2014, 03:33
by ryan
Thanks. Just saw this. Appreciate the nod - perhaps next time

Re: Upcoming IBPC May 2014:

Posted: 28 May 2014, 04:50
by Michael (MV)
Hi ryan,

perhaps that next time is this time  :)

If you are not already representing another board,
and this is your original, unpublished poem,
then would you let your poem
[ “Dark Nipple of the Figs” ]
represent the Block in this upcoming IBPC.

Please reply - accept or decline - in the designated thread at Palaver:
Upcoming IBPC June 2014: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5883

If accepting, please read the intial information entry in that thread,
and please provide All the needed info in that thread. Thanks, ryan.


Michael (MV)

ryan wrote:Thanks. Just saw this. Appreciate the nod - perhaps next time