Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2020 4:01 pm

Poetry SLAM SwAp-BoT Style!

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Swap Coordinator:CherryBlossomLady (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Bath & Body 
Number of people in swap:4
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:February 26, 2020
Date items must be sent by:March 12, 2020
Number of swap partners:3

Slam poetry is a type of poetry competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. After performing, they receive scores (0-10) from 5 randomly selected judges. The judges can be anyone: they don't even need to be poets! Scores are awarded based on how much each judge likes a poem.

For this SB Poetry Slam, you will send ONE ORIGINAL POEM to 3 partners on plain white paper. NO GOODIES ALLOWED-- that would be considered bribery-- JUST SEND THE POEM. Make sure your return address is EASY TO READ. As always, keep it clean and classy. If you aren't sure if your poem or tastes are clean/classy enough- dial it down a notch, or check with your partner first before sending.

Once you RECEIVE a poem, and you will receive 3, snail mail a note back to the person who sent you the poem with a score (0-10) and what you liked or didn't like. Try to keep it constructive and friendly! Critiques shouldn't ruin anyone's day. If you get a 0 or a 1- don't sweat it. This can be easily rectified by burning the score, ripping it up and throwing it like confetti, or simply tossing it in the bin without another thought. After all, we can't be EVERYONE'S cup of tea, right? ;)

Don't want to be scored?? Only want praise and adulation for your poetic masterpiece? Just be clear about what you want on a note when you send your poem out. Partners, be polite and give what is asked. Thanks!

So to recap: you send out one original poem to 3 people, and be prepared to send out 3 postcards/notecards/scraps of paper in an envelope--whatever-- with your score for each poem you receive back to the sender. **The only thing "rate-able" by the SB algorithm is the actual poem swap itself. We are doing the scoring thing as an "extra" to complete the judging part of this poetry slam.

Please rate a 5 if you receive a poem, and send your scorecards out IMMEDIATELY upon receipt of a poem. Hearts are up to you, but what goes around comes around, so always send extra love. ;)

I will angel if anyone flakes, just let me know. IF you reach out to a partner and they ghost you- let me know.

Open to newbies with a scrollable profile. 5.00 rating required. No 1's or 3's in the past 6 months unless you have a great excuse, which you can submit to me in the form of a Haiku. Otherwise I will very sadly, with much remorse, have to boot you from this awesome swap.

Please spread the word to your fellow logophile/poet friends! The more the merrier!


CherryBlossomLady 02/27/2020 #

Happy swapping swappers! Don't forget to send your scores out same day you receive your poems!

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