Monday, October 20, 2014

Roundup RELAUNCH 2014!!!!!

Relaunching the Rondeau Roundup Blog with the Kim Bridgford Contest in Poetry!

The Rondeau Roundup blog is having a contest for the best rondeau inspired by the works of poet, mentor, and professor Kim Bridgford!

Information about Kim Bridgford:

Deadline: submitted by December 5, 2014.

Contest Rules:

Only one rondeau may be submitted per person. No entry fee. Top five rondeaus will be published on the blog ( The first place rondeau will also receive a $50 gift card from Barnes and Noble.

For this contest, I'm looking for rondeaus that follow the standard definition, as given on

"The rondeau’s form is not difficult to recognize: as it is known and practiced today, it is composed of fifteen lines, eight to ten syllables each, divided stanzaically into a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet. The rentrement consists of the first few words or the entire first line of the first stanza, and it recurs as the last line of both the second and third stanzas. Two rhymes guide the music of the rondeau, whose rhyme scheme is as follows (R representing the refrain): aabba aabR aabbaR."

Examples of the form: "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae, "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

No other poetic form will be accepted for this contest. 
Non-rhyming rondeaus can be entered, but the blog moderator's preference is for rhymed and metered rondeaus.
Rondeaus inspired by themes found in the poems of Kim Bridgford particularly welcome.

To enter, send a single rondeau inspired by the works of Kim Bridgford to

rondeauroundupATgmailDOTcom (replace AT with @) by December 5, 2014.

Winners will be announced on the Rondeau Roundup Blog on December 15, 2014.