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  • Michael Shepherd (10/21/2005 4:33:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Adam, your delineation of the typical contemporary British poet had me falling about. I don't currently read any British poetry. Are there any names you care to mention which are worth a glance from all of us here? And do you share my admiration for Tony Harrison?

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/20/2005 9:35:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Dear Fellow Brethren:
    I just posted a poem about an opportunity that only the Church can provide.
    I think that we cynics ought to rule the world. And, thank you God for religious freedom.
    Best H
    'Must Write To The Pope Now'

  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (10/20/2005 2:49:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    my poem 'Princeton' refers to Princeton Illinois, a small farming community north of Peoria, where my dad grew up vice the college of academic prestige.

  • Max Reif (10/20/2005 1:12:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    I'm soliciting feedback on 'Autobiographical Fairy Tale', a poem I just posted. Actually, I posted it a couple hours ago before I was done revising it. It sort of went out half-dressed. Now I feel it's ready to be seen; I just re-edited.

    Is it 'too' anything? (Is it 'not enough' anything?) Please put any comments under the poem.

  • Marcy Jarvis (10/20/2005 12:03:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Speaking of Princeton - Jake, it's satire, right?

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  • Daniel Tyler (10/20/2005 11:00:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies Stage

    Does anyone think that there are any song lyrics that are good enough to be classed as, or at least evaluated as poetry, or do you think they are entirely separate, with song lyrics never reaching the depth of feeling that poetry can?
    Daniel Tyler

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    • Michael Shepherd (10/20/2005 3:51:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      I'm age-restricted on recent lyric, which seems to me, in 'commercial' popnrock, to be nudged towards the peddling of one-liners, statements and attitudes to identify with and which don't explore emot ... more

    • Max Reif (10/20/2005 12:00:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      We were discussing this a little while before you came to the Forum, but since no one's said it here, I'll mention (as I did ad nauseam not long ago) that I would give Bob Dylan a Nobel Prize for Lit ... more

    • Poetry Hound (10/20/2005 11:48:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      The Last Poets - brazen, in-your-face African American poetry spoken over drum and conga beats, from the early '70s, with poems/songs like 'Wake Up, Niggers! ' and 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televise ... more

    • Marcy Jarvis (10/20/2005 11:30:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      the ancient to not so ancient poetry, th ... more

  • Max Reif (10/20/2005 7:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies Stage

    So many of you chaps are in London. Have any of you ever gotten together at a pub, or anything? Had a reading?

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    • Poetry Hound (10/20/2005 8:05:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Sedona would be good. Raynette would like the proximity to her home. But I would have to nominate New York City, the most fabulous place in the world for art of all kinds. If that city doesn't inspir ... more

    • Michael Shepherd (10/20/2005 7:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      It's a well-known fact, Max that the British only seek out each others' company when they're abroad... perhaps a group charter to Bay Area might do the trick...?

    • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (10/20/2005 7:35:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      i'm going to be in london in December to see the Pogues at Brixton Academy!

  • Michael Shepherd (10/20/2005 4:48:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Anyone been to the opera Dr Atomic? Has it been on TV?

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/19/2005 6:21:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Apologies for my post about the pills below.
    I needed to respond to correct the misinformation (not to mention the misspelling of the two key players) in a message Marcy had posted to warn parents and others.
    It has little to do with poetry but to warn about one danger while introducing and recommending another one may affect the life and health of a potential future poet.

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    • Michael Shepherd (10/20/2005 4:45:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      Herbert, you might like to complete your useful survey with a comment about aspirin. Some doctors recommend this on the grounds that it is (or should be) extracted from the natural substance of the w ... more

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  • ***** ***** (10/18/2005 5:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies Stage

    okay so who has a magic formula for an absent muse that doesn't require alcohol..... (clarification post)


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    • ***** ***** (10/19/2005 10:46:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      such interesting and varied responses! Thanks for suggestions

    • Michael Shepherd (10/19/2005 7:14:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      I'd say - when you notice the Muse is attending some other more profitable whatever is the exact opposite from whatever you're being, doing, thinking, emoting, right now - provided it doe ... more

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/18/2005 5:44:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Camomille tea, made from filtered Lourdes water, add two drops of liquor amonii caustici,4 drops of sirupus rubi ideae, one teasponn of cultured buttermilk, a sprig of organic parsley, one capsule of ... more

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