First things first -- the Beta Room in Club Why has its first
game in a long, long time. Go join up and explore Whyville's first
multiplayer board game, Mancala. And don't forget to let us know what
works and what doesn't!
Now, over the past week, I have perused all of the poetry
submissions sent in for the honor of becoming Whyville's Poet Laureate.
From the selection, I have handpicked the more outstanding poems and poets for
this week's issue of the Times. These artists are now considered to be
finalists in the contest. They include: Wwwhgrl, 2Wild,
qwert2004, kirbie393, Wildfire9, and Giggler01.
Now, we ask the rest of Whyville to exercise their voice, not
in poetry, but through the vote. A combination of the Times Staff votes
and the Whyvillian votes will determine this year's Poet Laureate. To vote
for a poet, please follow the instructions listed below:
Send a blank email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following
in the subject line:
Y-Poetry Vote: <your username> FOR <Whyville poet>
Y-Poetry Vote: Bigfoot FOR MediaWiz
Only vote ONCE. If multiple votes are received from the
same Whyvillian, the votes will be discarded. All votes must be in by
Thursday, May 1, 2003 Whyville Time 11:59pm. So follow directions and
don't lose your vote!
I highly encourage all of you to take some time to read the
great creative works by your fellow Whyvillians, write some yourself, and even
submit it to the Times!
In addition: April is quickly closing and we at
the Times are still waiting for articles about poetry! Topics include
biographies, analytical structures, historical significance, and so on. We
urge our readers to participate in National Poetry Month here at Whyville with
your insightful perspectives on one of the most important forms of literature in