"I'm thrilled to announce the most exciting event of "The O, JULIET " -- the Love Poetry Competition.When I initially made the decision that "my" 15th century Dante freaks but amateur poets themselves, it didn't quite compute that they would both have to write love poetry...meaning I would have to write verse in both their voices. I must say, it gave me pause. In all the years I've been writing I'd only dabbled with poetry for fun (I didn't let anybody read it except my husband). But I decided to take the plunge and while of course it's not Shakespeare, it was a lot of fun. It didn't hurt that neither Romeo nor Juliet were themselves anything more than amateurs. But the experience got me thinking that readers might like to take a crack at writing poetry about everybody's favorite emotion. Thus, the O, JULIET Love Poetry Competition was born.would not only beRun through my blog, http://robinmaxwell.blogspot.com , there'll be two separate contests (and winners), one for adults, and one for young poets age 13-18. The winner in each category will receive a signed copy of O, JULIET, a Renaissance style leather-bound journal, and a leisurely phone conversation with me.
My blog is also hosting the third and last of my "Love Game Giveaways," the prize a solid silver, hand-crafted heart necklace."
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Robin Maxwell's O, Juliet Love Poetry Contest Opens!
OOOh wee! Robin has brought out the big guns in a new love poetry contest on her blog. Here is what she had to say about it: