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Tracy Mitchell
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Poetry Contest -- TTB's first ever!

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:34 pm

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David Slater, a wildlife photographer, did a report on the macaques in the jungle. In a moment of carelessness, he left the camera on the ground and the monkeys picked it up and started taking selfies and photographing each other. Wikipedia incorporated this hilarious series of images into its archive. The naturalist photographer sued because he considered the photographs to be his, because he had facilitated their creation and therefore owned the copyright.  PETA intervened in the lawsuit, asking the Court to instead grant the copyright to the monkeys.  Both court actions failed and the photos remain in the public domain.

Write a poem inspired by this story.  Then PM the poem to me.  Don't post your poem -- send it to me.

  I will post the poems anonymously and all registered users will be able to vote on the poems, without knowing the author.  The author of the winning poem will be disclosed, but no other author, unless you choose to out yourself.

Contest ends February 14 -- you have one week to write and submit your poem.  

Questions?

 

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Re: Poetry Contest -- TTB's first ever!

Post by Lecram06 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:19 pm

What does PM stand for?  The illiterate one.  Marcel

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Tracy Mitchell
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Re: Poetry Contest -- TTB's first ever!

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:43 pm

Greetings,

PM stands for 'private message'.  In the upper right hand corner of the screen, just to the left of your name, is the link to click in order to send a private message.  Let me know if there are difficulties.

Cheers.

t

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Re: Poetry Contest -- TTB's first ever!

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:25 pm

Hey! Hey! Hey!

First entry is received!  

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Re: Poetry Contest -- TTB's first ever!

Post by Colm Roe » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:50 am

I'm impressed.
Mine will be along soon :)
And it's such a fab photo BTW. I knew dolphins were 'self aware' and wonder if our 'tools' for discovering the extent of animal intelligence are so blunt they can't even keep up with their respective evolutions!

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Re: Poetry Contest -- TTB's first ever!

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:18 am

Awesomeski!!  A second entry has been received!

We have a contest for certain now. 


Colm -- yes that's a great photo.  I couldn't pass on it.

Cheers.

T

 

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