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I'm a Master Student in English, working primarily with literature, focusing on fairy tales & myths.
I submitted my 2 entries today--Thank you to everyone who's helped me with this!  Here's hoping for some good news....

So, I've decided to enter my college's poetry contest (even tho the chances of me winning are pretty slim, given out MFA program), but I'ma doing it anyway!

But, I need you're help!

Here's the contest particulars:


Join SIUC's Creative Writing and Women's Studies Programs as we honor the memory of a wonderful poet and celebrate Women's History Month.

The Roxana Rivera Memorial Poetry Contest honors the memory of Roxana Rivera (1977-2003), who was a first-year creative writing graduate student from Lynwood, California. Roxana, a graduate of California State University Long Beach, earned her Bachelor's degree in Women's Studies and English. While at SIUC, Roxana was a PROMPT Scholar and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of English.

To remember this special woman and poet, a campus-wide poetry contest is held annually, with divisions for both undergraduate and graduate students. This year’s theme is “Ode to the Body.”

Eligibility: This contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Students of all majors are invited and encouraged to participate in this contest.

Prizes: $50 gift certificates for the winning entry in each division. Awards also given for two honorable mentions in each division.

Deadline: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4pm

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I can submit up to 3 poems.

I have already chosen these two:
  Red WineRed Wine
Red wine splashed on a silk white tablecloth
At first there were hushed questions,
worried glances.
  Did she fall?  Were you burnt?
  Does it hurt?

Guileless friendships formed,
a haven of unasked questions, forgotten
stares and easy companionship.
Close family, friends, were blinded, forgot its existence.
Burn.  Burn it off.  Let it mar no more.
A pit stop in the bathroom, swollen, sore
         Dump him, girl.  He’s not worth it.
  misunderstandings.  Treatments with results like
rounds gone with Mike Tyson and coming out the loser.
       What’s that? (he points and stares)
                  Too polite, I respond with sincerity.
You’re still beautiful. &

And would like your help in 2 areas:
1. Are there any other poems I have that seem to fit the bill? ("Pepto-Bismal & All that Jazz" is out, sorry)
2. Can you please critique "Red Wine" and any others that get added to the list?  I want to get them as polished as possible.

While I can't really do much for those who do help, I can at least offer a feature, and, if I win, I might be able to offer a critique on 1 lit piece you have (this would likely happen over the summer as I'm way too busy right now -.-)

So.... can I count on your help?

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  • Watching: symbol...letter...letters....WORDS!


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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Writer
Happy Birthday tomorrow, today. :cake:
Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
mimi-lolacute Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch :D :hug:
Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
Athena-Nightingale Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday Teague!
Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, gamergirldizzy!
ReThinkable Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer

(Side note: would you be interested in actually starting that academic literature group? That idea sounds amazing. :))
Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be, but I'd want another ~4 people to help keep it up & going.  I'm going to be really busy this semester as I'm teaching 2 English Comp classes, taking 1 class, writing a thesis, and helping my husband with out business--I know for a fact that I, alone, would drop the ball.

Also, having a variety of people, from all educational levels could only be a plus.

But it'd also take time to come up with the "mission" of an academic club--what's the purpose? to help people with their written homework? To talk theories (mostly helpful to upper-level college students)? Something else entirely?
ReThinkable Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That's totally understandable - after all, we all have lives outside of DA.

Very true.

That's something to think about.
Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: yep.  I've been involved in 2 groups, both of which are now practically extinct, but which went thru at least a 2 week (if not longer) period, while the "founders" talked out everything we could think of related to the club.
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