bullshit. considering the preparation time (a whole year), 40 minutes is heaps. you aren't asked to write an epic. most people will give themselves time to write out a short story/speech/whatever and leave 5-10 minutes for editing. you won't write as much if you opt for poetry, so you'll have more time to edit, resulting in a shorter yet more refined piece.ObjectsInSpace said:Too technical to be able to be done in such a limited amount of time. You've got, what, forty minutes? The aim of poetry is to say as much as possible with as few words as possible.