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  • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (11/16/2005 10:14:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies
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    Check out two of the contenders that I've tracked down for the cover art already. One is Derek from upstate NY. he calls himself 'undead' - that's always a good sign. http: //derek-stuff.buzznet.com/user/? id=1014575

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    • Rookie Lori Boulard (11/16/2005 11:48:00 AM) Post reply

      I'm with Mahnaz!

    • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (11/16/2005 10:35:00 AM) Post reply

      and now say hello to Daisies from the Phillipines, for something TOTALLY different. http: //daisies.buzznet.com/user/? id=1465976

    • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (11/16/2005 10:34:00 AM) Post reply

      This is for the COFFEE issue. I may be a contender in this one. We'll see. Right now I am strictly the art director. (If you're talking about the FAVORITES anthology, Lori's daughter did that, I ... more

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/16/2005 10:31:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I thought you'd done the cover art, Marc ... more

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/16/2005 9:03:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    well, wait a minute, maybe we'll all be able to quit our day jobs! Maybe we'll resurrect the 'professional poet' vocation! Who cares whether the poems are in books, or on cocktail napkins, toilet paper, whatever! Hell, one American entrapeneur has been renting out the FOREHEADS of basketball players who get on TV, for ads. Anyone got a free forehead? Nah, scratch that one. But I can see us spending our days at 'the factory'-POETS' COLLECTIVE NAPKIN FACTORY. Or, well, ok, POEMHUNTERS' COLLECTIVE. How about short poems on Fortune Cookies? Right up Marcy's alley! Onward, think tank!

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    • Rookie - 7 Points Lori Boulard (11/16/2005 8:35:00 PM) Post reply

      Down, boy, I meant that the more readers drink, the better our poetry sounds, until they think we're all geniuses. But tipsy's good, too... I'll go with tipsy.

    • Rookie - 7 Points Lori Boulard (11/16/2005 11:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      stop, Max, you're killing me! The Napkin Factory part had - you guessed it - coffee coming out of my nose! I think we should do beer/drinking poems on coasters: by the second pitcher we'll all be Gi ... more

    • Rookie - 7 Points Marcy Jarvis (11/16/2005 9:10:00 AM) Post reply

      yes, me and Frank O'Hara on fortune cookies.

  • Rookie Pickled Onion (11/16/2005 7:15:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    heya

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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/16/2005 4:05:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Here's a suggestion. Efrem Teymur founded this site from sheer love of poetry. There are now ads on this site by Google, for which service presumably they pay Temur and the advertisers pay Google. And Google presumably places the ads we see here on all the (4000+?) poetry sites on the web. Who presumably do an exchange anyway with Temur to be included in the links on this site.
    If we can persuade Efrem that it's in everybody's interest, he could 'stand behind' our publicity and arrange an ad for the anthology to be Googled to all poetry websites? That would be a start?

    You can waste so much money you don't have on placing ads and sending out free review copies to magazines, supplements etc whose business managers always have a shrewd eye for the quid pro quo; it's rare, or used to be, for any poetry book other than those from 'known publishers' to get comment, or to get shelf-space in 'general bookshops'. So web publicity is doubly valuable.

    And as I think I mentioned earlier, it might be useful to circulate potentially interested parties (e.g. poets and poetry commentators and reviewers we admire) with the pdf file rather than the book? Altogether quicker and less expensive.

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  • Rookie - 150 Points Poetry Hound (11/16/2005 12:29:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Nikhil Parekh, you seem to have a good sense of press releases and PR. Even if you do not want to write the press release yourself, maybe you could explain what it should say. The PR websites you mention can help, but they probably need something from us to work with. Also, will you be available for interviews?

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    • Rookie - 150 Points Jerry Hughes (11/16/2005 1:06:00 AM) Post reply

      Hound, on Nikhil, we will have to agree to disagree. Cos I'm a strong advocate for the old adage: K. I. S. S. Keep it short, stupid.

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/15/2005 10:25:00 PM) Post reply

    THIS SITE IS WONDERFULL IN THE FACT THAT MY AGE IS STILL THE SAME DONT WORRY IT
    WILL CATCH UP NEXT YEAR

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (11/15/2005 8:12:00 PM) Post reply

    Ok, let me rephrase that Allan

  • Rookie ***** ********* (11/15/2005 7:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Where do those visitor numbers come from? I am amazed, surely it cannot be true? Are they mainly poets peeking in with only 2 dozen or so stopping by? Please someone explain, cus it's making me feel shy! I know! I don't seem that type of girl, but you would be suprised! lol

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    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/15/2005 8:47:00 PM) Post reply

      Sorry, it's on this page in answer to Allan's remarks. Best H

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/15/2005 8:37:00 PM) Post reply

      Tai, a big portion comes from the Iraq region. Please see my post on the previous page in answer to Sherrie's remark. Best H

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/15/2005 6:04:00 PM) Post reply

    now boys and girls transvestites and closet animals i have just fired a rocket up someones ginger now i go to the kitchen to cook myself a small portahouse
    steak i always feel hungry after i verball someone then i shall walk along the beach always on the lookout for people with veils and big bellies

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/15/2005 5:07:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    COULD SOMEONE TELL ME WHO IS IN CHARGE OF 'POEM HUNTER' WHO HAS THE TITLE OF
    SUPREME BEING OR WHO IS THE MANAGER OR THE CONTROLLER OF SAID ORGANIZATION CALLED POEM HUNTER OTHER THEN THE POWERS TO BE IN FRANCE, ARE YOU CURIOUS
    AS TO WHO IT MIGHT BE

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    • Rookie ***** ********* (11/15/2005 5:45:00 PM) Post reply

      I hope you guys are joking? I'm a bit naive ya see! lol Feeling neck! I think it's God, for she works in mysterious ways! rofl Tai Jester


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