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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/3/2005 4:49:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
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    Max'nall, check out the news headline on the home page (which you can actually read without subscribing to Kerala Press...) about the world's first-ever novel in the second-person future tense of hideous prediction, by a poet and self-proclaimed 'best writer in the world' (sorry, Andrew) ...

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    • Rookie Max Reif (11/3/2005 6:49:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      I checked it out. I think Matt Getty might be Matthew Pearson. I went to his website, practically have a headache from his self-promotion. Could anyone who proclaims himself 'the world's best writer, ... more

    • Rookie Poetry Hound (11/3/2005 5:12:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Shep, thanks for pointing out this fascinating article, which for some reason originates at a website in Kerala, the Southern India state whose capital is Thiruvananthapuram and whose population is 33 ... more

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/2/2005 11:01:00 PM) Post reply

    Amicalement votre. My apologies Ronberge. It's the fluoride.

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/2/2005 9:21:00 PM) Post reply

    If I see any more Bred Farton I will start up the fluoride debate again.
    Amicalemant votr
    Vulcanohaines (jr)

  • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (11/2/2005 2:50:00 PM) Post reply

    Yeah, I'm not letting you off the tenterhooks so fast. I really, really want to know why it bothers people so much that they would prefer a separate list. Most poets are not appreciated in their own lifetimes and I have no doubt whatsoever that Homer would have gotten a big kickout of being alongside a few of us gals. ; -D

  • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (11/2/2005 2:36:00 PM) Post reply


    why on earth would you be worried that people might get a kick out of their placement or that it might inspire them to see an old name they never read and bother to take a look? I don't see anything here about people 'who keep checking' - I saw that Max mentioned it and a few of us looked. And, (gasp!) one of us said thank you and one of us made a joke.

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (11/2/2005 1:25:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    Ya know what's funny? I was eating Kentucky Fried CHicken yesterday and the thought of something you said wouldn't leave my head.......Back awhile ago you mentioned that something reminded you of eating chicken...how you get down to the bone and suck the marrow right out of it while you try to get all the little scraps of 'stuff' off the bone. It kinda ruined my chicken for me but it made me laugh that you were on my mind while I was trying to eat my chicken! (I just thought you may appreciate this) :) Sincerely, Mary

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  • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (11/2/2005 12:17:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    It's some kind of brain washing thing, right? Like they pair you up with your doppelganger from history, right? Like Max is next to Tristan Tzara (LOL) and I'm sandwiched between H.D. and Wendell Berry.

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  • Rookie Max Reif (11/2/2005 11:15:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    For your info: some of 'us' are among the most popular poets in history (the '500 Most Popular Poets' list) . Mary Nagy, for example (as I notified her last night) is #280, while *Homer* clocks in at 285! Lamont is somewhere in the 300s I think. A lot of the Forum crowd is there. Oh, and that great poet, 'Anonymous' is at 248, I think. Or is it 348? The most popular of 'us' I could find was...HERBERT, at 176!

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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/3/2005 4:29:00 AM) Post reply

      Credit where credit's due, Max: our three Aussies, Jerry, Herbert, and Allan, are way ahead in the honours list: Jerry's been up there in the 70s for a long time, and rightly so. Hours before you and ... more

  • Rookie Nescher Pyscher (11/2/2005 9:38:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I'm just popping my head in to say hello.

    : : Waves: :


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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/2/2005 9:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I clicked on a 'News Headline'on the home page today to read the Ted Kooser item (to taunt Lamont with, was the second reason...) . I've complained before about the media who don't let you read the news item without subscribing to the online Yukon Mercury or Kerala Times (which is pretty with-it though) .
    In this case the Manhattan Messenger, for God's sake, didn't even ask me to subscribe - it just told me I was not authorised to read it. If anyone else is fuming as I am (and if they pay PH for this slot, then PH is defrauding them...) , would they moan to PH mgt, as I have?

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