#MMPoetry 2014: Round 2 Flight 1 Words Unveiled

Congratulations to all sixteen of our Round 1, Flight 1 winners!

They’ve won … another word that needs to be turned into a crowd-pleasing poem in under 36 hours — STARTING NOW!

Here are your words! They are listed in the order that your names appear on the official bracket.


16-chicanery (Margo Lemieux)
9-patsy (Damon Dean)

5-exempt (Jean Daigneau)
13-epicenter (Bonnie Bailey)


6-fortitude (Buffy Silverman)
14-quintessential (Vikram Madan)

7-hiatus (Kathy Ellen Davis)
15-mellifluous (Karyn Linnell)


6-tussle (Marileta Robinson)
14-ersatz (Allan Wolf)

10-piquant (Kristen Foote)
2-swipe (Ann Magee)


16-rapturous (Lori Degman)
9-conducive (Bekah Hoeft)

12-prescient (Heidi Mordhorst)
13-baroque (Samuel W. Kent)

Poems are due by 8:30am Central Daylight Time on Sunday, March 23rd.

Once again, authletes, the poem length limit for Round 2 is just eight (8) lines! See the full Authlete Instructions for more information. Post your questions there.

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  • Rebekah Hoeft

    Lori! Happy writing!

    • Ldegman

      You too, Bekah!!

  • Kristen Foote

    Piquant?? Yowza!! Getting my pen fired up :)

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

      Piquant was a gift according to my algorithm — it thought it should have been a 6-seed. I disagreed and made it a 10.

      • Kristen Foote

        I agree with your disagreement – lol :)

  • Quinette Cook

    I like the word quintessential of course. Good luck authletes!

    • http://motherstreusel.com/ Mother Streusel

      Ha ha! Looking forward to your poem!

  • Damon Dean

    Margo the art professor might not use chicanery
    to ax me from the bracket but I bet that you’ll agree
    if she pulls out her eraser and I quietly disappear,
    that artfulness by sharp design is why I am not here.

    • Margo

      My the creative spirit visit you today!

      • Damon Dean

        And you as well, Margo–let the fun begin! :)

  • Miranda Paul

    These words are tough! Wow!

  • Debbie B. LaCroix

    Pulling out my dictionary! Good luck authletes! I can’t wait to see what creativity is unleashed.

  • http://motherstreusel.com/ Mother Streusel

    This is one fine group of poets!!! I loved voting in all these match ups. Really superb poetry.