Creatively, it’s more like painting…

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

‘Poetry Partners’

This quote is in honor of the new ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. I’m excited to share this with you!

Beginning next week, the Skeptic’s Kaddish will be featuring one guest poem every week between Friday night and Saturday night (UTC+02:00), marking Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath.

Please note: ‘Poetry Partners’ is not merely about publishing guest poetry; it’s about seeding creative partnerships.

In addition to providing a platform for guest writers, I will be composing and publishing personal poems inspired by each featured piece. These poetic responses may take any form and may borrow imagery or language from featured guest poems.

Guest poems and their respective response poems will be published as one, with guest poems directly above their responses, with an eye to potential further collaborations.

New guest poets will be featured every week.

Let’s make poetry!


Submit a poem

Please fill out the form below to submit a personal poem and become a Poetry Partner at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. The full text of your poem must be typed into this form (no attachments).

12 thoughts on “Creatively, it’s more like painting…”

  1. Art in a vacuum is usually vacuous… How many poems can one submit? Is the 101 words a hard and fast rule? for say having 115 words unacceptable?? Just asking, in case I have some poetry that might be, um, shareable…

    1. I’d say that 101 is more of a guideline 😉

      And you can submit a lot of poems 🙂

      You know, I work for some people who write op-eds, and I know that an op-ed in English is “supposed” to be 800 words, but they often accept even 1,000… If they think the content is worth it.

  2. “I am reticent to submit a poem, because I fashion myself an artist of prose, rather than poetry.” Ah ha… I just had an epiphany. I think I just commenced the first three words of the latest poem I just conjured. I might very well give this “poetry thing” a whurl… It is like using a muscle I haven’t used in many years. It’s painful at first… But after working it for some time, I could turn into to a REAL BEAST OF A BARD❗

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