FIVE (5): an unFold Poetry Contest

A brief editorial announcement: our annual spring poetry contest is on. Cash prize this year:-)

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Click here for more visual examples of how wide the range of FIVE (5) is. Click here for more visual examples of how wide the range of FIVE (5) is.

It’s that time of year again: unFold Poetry Contest time–and this year marks unFold’s fifth anniversary!  After five years of bringing you Twitter poems from all over the world, the prompt for this year’s contest couldn’t be anything but FIVE (5).

How close must you stick to the prompt? Let’s just say you have a LOT of rope. For example, our Editor in Chief put together a set of 25 photos with the concept of FIVE (5) on Flickr. Some are literal interpretations of the prompt; others get there through free-association (JS left comments that might clue you in to some of the less-obvious associations). In other words, you may use five (5) to influence poetic content in any of its:

  1. associations
  2. permutations
  3. explanations
  4. exaggerations
  5. transmutations (changing from one form or state into another)

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