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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hey Poets—Sharpen Your Pencils!

posted by on March 29 at 14:51 PM

This just in.

We are looking for creative writers who like to write poetry and would like to see it published.

I work for DiamondSafe which is now holding its first poetry competition for Mother’s Day. We are awarding a grand prize of a diamond pendant worth $1,600, plus we will be publishing the top 5 winning poems on our web site.

Go here to enter your poem into a web form. The instructions are, um, not exactly intricate:

1. Write a short poem.
2. Include the word ”Diamond” or ”Diamonds”.
3. Submit your poem.

It’s free, there’s no entry fee, and you can enter as many poems as you want before May 1. I really, really want some great Seattle poet to win this thing. Heather McHugh? Joshua Beckman? Anna Maria Hong? James Arthur? Rebecca Hoogs? Frances McCue? Shannon Borg? If you’re reading Slog, you have a couple extra minutes. Just go toss something into that web form. Anything at all. Look what you win:


I think that’d look really nice on you, Joshua.

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Unlike the child who mined these rocks

And had his lithe arms severed,

My love for you, Oh Mother Dear,

As diamonds, will live forever!

Posted by DOUG. | March 29, 2007 3:12 PM

Favor, mother's milk
Swallow diamond dust and guilt
Shit bloody reprieve

Posted by Sam | March 29, 2007 3:23 PM

I fisted you
The phone rang
You clenched
Where is my diamond?

Posted by Fnarf | March 29, 2007 7:01 PM

I love you, Fnarf.

Posted by christopher frizzelle | March 29, 2007 7:25 PM

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