#MMPoetry 2013: Round 3 Words Unveiled

Congratulations to the Sweet Sixteen! So many great matchups, so many excellent poems.

It’s PINCH DAY on the #MMPoetry calendar, which means we merge the two flights together for Round 3 and beyond.

Without further delay, here are our Round 3 matchups and word assignments. (Individual matchup pages will be posted at a later time.)

16-bifurcate (Renée M. LaTulippe)
13-morass (Angie Marie Breault)

6-quasi (Laura Shovan)
7-torrent (Marcus Ewert)

9-anteroom (Ken Slesarik)
4-gnawing (Buffy Silverman)

6-conservative (Mary Lee Hahn)
7-brandished (M. M. Socks)

8-certitude (Marileta Robinson)
5-palate (Tiffany Strelitz Haber)

6-involuntary (Cheryl Lawton Malone)
15-rationalize (J. J. Close)

9-nondescript (Samuel W. Kent)
4-signature (Callie C. Miller)

3-mooch (Quinette Cook)
15-extrinsic (Dave Crawley)

Winners of these matchups advance to the Elite Eight! An up-to-date bracket will be posted later tonight.

Remember, authletes: the poem length limit for Rounds 3 and 4 is extended to sixteen (16) lines!

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  • Marcus Ewert

    Great words!
    And we can all now go up to 16 lines- if I’m reading the instructions right, right?

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

    Right! 16 lines. I will edit the post. Thanks, Marcus.

  • http://www.NoWaterRiver.com Renee LaTulippe (@ReneeMLaTulippe)

    I couldn’t get a D on the end of BIFURCATE, eh, Ed? :)

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

    No. You need to actively bifurcate something.

  • http://www.poetrytalents.com Gloson Teh

    @ReneeMLaTulippe – Hahaha. Poet problems. I usually get around this by adding a “did”.

    There was a girl called Buy-fur Kate,
    who bought fur she did bifurcate…

  • http://www.poetrytalents.com Gloson Teh

    Hold on… one more couplet. :D

    And when she split the fur in two,
    she doubled price and sold it new!

  • http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com Catherine Johnson

    Gloson you’re a poet superstar! Good luck with that word, Renee!

  • http://www.childrensauthorbjlee.com B.J. Lee

    Good luck to the round three poets!

  • http://www.NoWaterRiver.com Renee LaTulippe (@ReneeMLaTulippe)

    I’d like to actively bifurcate something right about now!!!! ;)

  • Carrie Finison

    I love how some of these words are even better together:
    …gnawing certitude
    …nondescript mooch
    …quasi conservative
    …chocolate peanut butter
    (oh, wait…)

  • http://www.robynhoodblack.com Robyn Hood Black

    Gloson – yep, you’re a rock star.
    Renee – try to control yourself. This is a family-friendly competition… ;0)
    Carrie – too funny!

    Best of luck to all the Sweet Sixteeners…

  • http://www.dorainebennett.com Doraine Bennett

    There are some definite advantages to disqualification. No bifurcation needed. Good luck to you all!

  • http://www.dorainebennett.com Doraine Bennett

    Maybe I should have said elimination!

  • http://www.authoramok.com Laura Shovan

    Carrie and Doriane — your comments have me quasi hysterical. Ed, I think we should change it from “Pinch Day” to “Flinch Day.”

  • Marcus Ewert


    My Round 3 poem nearly killed me!
    It first it started out as a very looooooooooong poem about my great-great-great grandmother, who died rather horribly in a flash flood in 1866. (“TORRENT” indeed!)

    Finally, after untold hours of work on that, I had to throw in the towel, and see what else I could bang out – we shall see, my friends – we shall see!

  • http://i.droo.it Samuel Kent

    Don’t you take my word from me, Carrie…

  • http://i.droo.it Samuel Kent

    So ready for the voting to open! I can’t wait to see the sweet sixteen poems!

  • angie breault

    Does anyone know if there’s a specific time that the voting opens? I can’t wait to see everyone’s poems!

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

    First ones will be up within an hour, 2pm eastern.

  • angie breault

    Thanks. :)

  • http://www.NoWaterRiver.com Renee LaTulippe (@ReneeMLaTulippe)

    It’s 2:40pm EST — do we know where our poems are? You’ve got a band of restless rhymers on your hands, Ed!

    Carrie – *snerk*

  • angie breault

    It was actually 2 pm EST when he said that it would be up in about an hour, so I think he meant that it would be up by around 3 eastern time. I can’t wait to see what you did with your word Renee. I have to admit that when I saw it I felt bad for you, but I’m sure you pulled it off brilliantly. :)Can’t wait for the excitement to begin. :)

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

    i meant 2pm central. Sorry. Posting shortly, one matchup at a time, every 10 minutes or so. Maybe I’ll get them all up by 2:30 central but not sure, then I need to break for a half hour.

  • angie breault

    Not to worry Ed. We’ll all still be here at 2:30 central time, burning holes through our computer screens with our eyeballs. ;)

  • http://www.quinettecook.com Quinette Cook

    I’m sure I’m the one who caused Ed to need to take a break. I wrote two poems (well three) using MOOCH and couldn’t decide… And like everyone else I’m so excited to see the poems! Good luck everyone!

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

    Nope — I have a meeting …

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

    Four matchups posted. Need a short break, then other four will be posted. Then the Live Scoreboard, sliders, etc.

  • http://canofbookworms.com Nessa Morris

    Just read all the poems & voted. Great job, everyone! You’ve all written some amazing poems.