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  • Marcy Jarvis (11/5/2005 9:34:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply


    Thank you for taking on the organization. You can start it as a word document but then it has to be put into a PDF file in order to submit it to

    I would simply suggest you go to the site and look at their tutorial...

    There is no upfront cost to doing this. Only the cost of buying the actual product and shipping charges after the book is uploaded.

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    • Marcy Jarvis (11/5/2005 9:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      P.S. one of us should buy one copy first and be sure it is in order, (text on the right side of the page, etc.) so they can give the go-ahead for the rest of us to order our copies. :) Would y ... more

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/5/2005 8:18:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    I can't see how this will get off the ground (although I am the eternal optimist) without someone laying down rules.
    Who will be invited and who does the inviting.

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    • Lori Boulard (11/5/2005 9:29:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      ah, I see what you mean. The hard part is we don't know how many we're talking about. Datawise, I assumed the usual rules: 40 lines or less if possible,15 or so words per line. Since it's a Word d ... more

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/5/2005 8:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I think we need Jake Hassler involved here. I cannot see how this will get off the ground (my punishment for pessimism shall be exclusion) without some very strict ground rules. Many of my poems are ... more

    • Mary Nagy (11/5/2005 8:51:00 PM) Post reply

      You don't sound like much of an ''optimist'' Herbert.....

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/5/2005 8:47:00 PM) Post reply

      Okay, just in case: Teeth In Peace Te ... more

    • Lori Boulard (11/5/2005 8:31:00 PM) Post reply

      So far we'd have 21 poems, which ain't m ... more

  • Lori Boulard (11/5/2005 8:16:00 PM) Post reply

    I posted this under Marcy's last comment but it may not be seen so here it is: I may regret this later, but I hereby volunteer to pull this together if everyone's OK with it, but I have to have everyone's poems/bio by, like, Monday. I assume is the publisher of choice? And, of course, any big decisions would be run by the gang. Yeah or nay, as I have one week without a job where I can do this? ? ? My plan: I put everyone's poems/bio into a Word doc, one per page w/poet name at bottom, do some magic cover art (we need a title) and publish as 6x9 perfect bound. Deal?

  • Michael Shepherd (11/5/2005 3:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 6 replies

    Guyzngals: what you could be doing while we twist arms for an executive, is to pick your three personal faves so that we can move quickly, in the event?

    And at some stage, the question of the full list and whether to invite on board some who haven't jumped forward, will come up...

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    • Ernestine Northover Rookie - 1st Stage (11/6/2005 5:09:00 AM) Post reply

      This is the most difficult decision, but here's three for now. 'That One Kiss', 'My Head', 'One Way Love' (in reserve - 'The Sea' 'The Leaves' 'A Heavenly Thought' I assume that you need a variety of ... more

    • Max Reif Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 7:35:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      It AIN'T easy. Put me down, this time, for 'Metamorphosis'; 'November Crossing, Berkeley'; 'A Galaxy Past Gutenberg's' (nice seeing the faves of the rest of you, I intend to go read some)

    • Alice Vedral Rivera Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 5:34:00 PM) Post reply

      My personal favorites....not easy... OK - Fragments, Soul Work and Torment avr

    • Mary Nagy Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 4:48:00 PM) Post reply

      Ya know, if there weren't as many 'add-i ... more

    • Mary Nagy Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 4:47:00 PM) Post reply

      Ok, I guess I'll pick ''A Collision of S ... more

    • Lori Boulard Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 4:26:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      ok ok, here goes for me: Poetry Fix, A ... more

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    • Michael Shepherd Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 3:59:00 PM) Post reply

      China's the next empire to rise allan learn chinese and you could be the first poet of the chinese empire

  • Michael Shepherd (11/5/2005 2:45:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hey you anti-Condos: she is now rated as besotting males and females alike over here, official....why so different a view I wonder?

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    • Max Reif Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 7:59:00 PM) Post reply

      ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Are you talking about Condominiums? Condoleesa Rice? Condoms? (sorry, me dense, & keep myself uninformed lest something disturb my sleep.)

  • Max Renn (11/5/2005 12:43:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    demonizing america is popular world wide

    I know what America is, I was there for a short time

    america is like two sides of a coin

    this poem is about good side of america...

    we know the bad side excesively....

    about weather, I meant satelite squences...

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    • Richard George Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 2:01:00 PM) Post reply

      Good Americans are some of the best people in the world. I don't know how many of these are in the White House though...

    • Lori Boulard Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 1:33:00 PM) Post reply

      Hasan, you are right on the money, and thanks for the clarification on the weather part. Truth is, every place has its beauty and ugliness, if you look for it. I for one appreciate seeing a bit of h ... more

  • Lori Boulard (11/5/2005 11:40:00 AM) Post reply | Read 7 replies

    You know, this America discussion makes me think. I posted something (remaining nameless) on the subject, and questioned its appropriateness to the point of deleting it, several times. That bothers me. Do you ever find yourself censoring your work - or at least hesitating - because it may be controversial?

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  • Max Reif (11/5/2005 11:00:00 AM) Post reply | Read 8 replies

    I found this an excellent poetic description of America. (Maybe someone could help me with the part about the weather, though.)

    by Hasan Ali Tokuqin

    Cheer up America!
    you are doing fine
    if you think otherwise

    you give world fanatsy
    you give world comedy

    you give world gospel Tv
    you give world vivid sex scenes

    you give world juciy hamburgers
    and sun like french fries
    other cool stuff

    you give world space shuttle take-offs and landings
    and breath taking landscapes from cosmos

    you give world
    the movement of clouds and weather

    you give fuel to the world's libido
    make her more sexy

    Cheer up America!
    you are cool
    you are doing fine.

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  • Max Reif (11/5/2005 10:50:00 AM) Post reply

    So, (just in from the PH news page) Paul McCartney's written a chidren's book too now.
    Wouldn't be surprised if it's good.

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