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Wrestling Poetry Project -- 2 months to go

Wrestling Poetry Project -- 2 months to go
By rus bowden on 09/23/2009
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The project is not about professional show-type, Hulk Hogan-type wrestling, but about the fine collegiate sport of wrestling.

This is a reminder call for wrestling poems, with some updated information. If you''ve been mulling, it''s time to bring the inspiration to the tabula rasa. I''d like to get this online by the end of November. We have some excellent translations and original poems by some very fine poets already.

Here are links to the wrestling forums around the USA that are looped into this project: http://pochapocha.com/babilu/read.php?260,3206,3206#msg-3206

Here are links to the poetry forums around the world that are looped into this project: http://pochapocha.com/babilu/read.php?260,3207,3207#msg-3207

I am calling for original poems on wrestling and translations as well. But we also need some artwork to go along with the project. Here is the write-up on the project at Clattery MacHinery on Poetry: http://clatterymachinery.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/wrestling-poetry-project

Submissions are by online poetry forum here: http://pochapocha.com/babilu/list.php?261

To submit, simply register (http://pochapocha.com/babilu/register.php?3) or log in if you''re already registered (http://pochapocha.com/babilu/login.php?261), go to the submission area (http://pochapocha.com/babilu/list.php?261), and click "New Topic" beneath the photo of the wrestlers.

On the translations, we have an original translation of Jacob wrestling with the angel, a translation of Rilke''s "Der Schauende", and an original of the wrestling scene in Homer''s Iliad. More of these are welcome.

However, I received this note from Jayson Iwen:
"There''s also a famous wrestling account in the life of Muhammad, not in the Koran, but in the most famous/accepted biography (I think it''s called something like "The Life of Muhammad"). He converts a town by beating their unbeatable wrestler in a wrestling match. Probably also a must have for the project."

I agree, but cannot find any trace of it online. It would be fabulous if one of you could take that on.

There is also the Wrestling Poetry Workshop, where you will find some of the entries here:

You can use that if you wish. I''ll be popping in from time to time to read and give constructive feedback, and you are welcome yourself to give feedback to anything there.


Feel free to ask questions. E-mail me at lowelldude@aol.com

Rus Bowden

© By rus bowden On 9/23/2009 10:23:24 PM
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