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  • Rookie Lori Boulard (11/10/2005 10:27:00 AM) Post reply | Read 12 replies
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    Since many 'contributors' are on right now, I'll pose my questions for the day:

    - Do you want just the Poet name in the Table of Contents? (If yes, you make my day and I don't have to list every poem, but it's up to you)

    - Can I put poet name & country in the bios with their verbage? Do some want city as well, or no location at all? We have a wide range and I think it would be interesting.

    - Last one I promise: Is there some central place I can upload the draft document (around 90 pages right now) so everyone can proof their poems? Anyone with a website that will donate some space or something?
    Thanks, Lori

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  • Rookie Lori Boulard (11/10/2005 9:10:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    as long as were talking locals, MS brought Richard Hanson to my attention. Can't stop reading the guy! He does a lot of very rich historical stuff, but also some topnotch venturings on more general matters. Check out Writer In Residence, A Wasted Life, oh hell, anything! Not bad for a meat inspector...

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  • Rookie - 323 Points Alice Vedral Rivera (11/10/2005 8:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Personally, I read Slimboydim and like his poetry – he is, at times, rather dark. I, also, am the one that focused on empathy in my comments. Not that I thought that he was personally going through what he was writing about at the time he wrote it, because you usually need to have a bit of distance from those feelings in order to write about them well, but because (as one who has struggled with suicidal tendencies) they brought me back to that dark place. As we know, many young people (teenagers) read the poetry on this site and these poems could contribute to an already struggling to stay alive teenager’s push towards the edge. Lest you think that I don’t know what I speak of, one of my nieces tried to commit suicide this year and if another niece hadn’t quickly called for help, several of her friends would not be alive today.


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    • Rookie - 323 Points Michael Shepherd (11/10/2005 10:37:00 AM) Post reply

      Alice, as one who had a breakdown two years ago with all the history that implies...I'm with you all the way. My previous comments were in no way intended to be about him personally.

  • Rookie Joseph Daly (11/10/2005 8:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Hi all,

    May I recommend another couple of writers on this site. Firstly Slimboydim. His stuff is, at first reading, very personal (at times rather dark) and yet shows a great insight into the extremes of human behaviour. Some comments on his work have focused on empathy with what he is describing, I think this is wrong and that the readers may have missed the point of his work. I have my own interpretation of which I shall not bore you with at present (unless you invite me to) . Do check him out.

    Secondly I have come across work by Sally Clarke. She seems to have developed her own style which, in some of her poems, especially the Spider poems, I find provocotive but a great pleasure to read.

    She has also published, on the site, poetry that her mother wrote which is also well worth investigating, even if it may appear to some as traditionalist (nothing wrong with that, I would say, as long as it is well written) but it is worth investigating and not as an exercise in comparing it with Sally's work: the two are worlds apart; but because it is the work of a real talent.

    Denis Joe

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    • Rookie Lucy Burrow (11/10/2005 9:05:00 AM) Post reply

      I love Sally's work too, even though I HATE spiders! (even her spider poems are good) I have not had time to take a peek at her mother's work, but I will go and take a look. Regards, Lucy

    • Rookie Alice Vedral Rivera (11/10/2005 8:29:00 AM) Post reply

      I enjoy Sally's work as well as her mother's. avr

    • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (11/10/2005 8:21:00 AM) Post reply

      yes, I was VERY impressed with Sally's mother's work when she first posted it and encouraged her to add her mother's name to it. Later, when she started branching out on her own, she deleted the origi ... more

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/10/2005 8:17:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Internet is the great leveller of accents. No one here seems 'British' as opposed to 'American' in their use of English, as far as I can see.

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    • Rookie - 7 Points Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (11/10/2005 8:48:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      that's a very astute observcation, Max! accents aside, Americans and English (and Canadian, Australian, New Zealanders, etc) all have very unique grasps of the English language. those edges seem to ... more

    • Rookie - 7 Points Marcy Jarvis (11/10/2005 8:19:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      well, the ones who have things like 'I have not wrote poems...' on their bios seem like backwood American hicks to me but I was just talking to a Brit about this and he said it's a phenomenon in Engla ... more

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/10/2005 8:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Mr. Teymur writes me that at end of November they will launch the software to notify poets when Comments are made on their poems. And some other changes. (I had written the management for an update.)

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    • Rookie - 7 Points Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (11/10/2005 9:23:00 AM) Post reply

      say what you will, but in spite of all her flaws PH is probably one of the best and easiest interactive poetry websites i've seen. the rest are either user-unfriendly, too hyper-elitist, or embedded ... more

    • Rookie - 7 Points Lori Boulard (11/10/2005 9:01:00 AM) Post reply

      YIPPEE! ! ! Now I can stop harrassing them with my email requests and go bug somebody else.

    • Rookie - 7 Points Alice Vedral Rivera (11/10/2005 8:32:00 AM) Post reply

      I can't wait! It's about time. avr

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/10/2005 6:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    My immediate reaction to this posting was, who the effword wants to waste time gaining insights into the extremes of human behaviour, which is the province of professionals, when I'm fully engaged trying to get to the *centre* of human behaviour...?
    Am I being unfair and inhuman?
    And it's not that I haven't had to engage with this, in life and in art, over a lifetime of The Outsider as concept... comments, please?

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    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/10/2005 6:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I probably should have read some of the stuff that this Slobodan Suskevitch (spelling) wrote before shooting off my bouche. Best H

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/10/2005 6:40:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I disagree, Michael. What you are saying sounds almost Australian 'she'll be right', meaning that we can't be bothered with all those things. I would say that we all possess varying amounts of natural ... more

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/10/2005 5:36:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    A wee word from cyberstuds please: I've been having trouble logging into poemhunter because of an add-on (courtesy of Microsoft, adding to its revenue) which sent me back again to an error report, and a blank screen set-up. Apologies from a Microsoft after a coupla days of error reports, and an update, which was effective for all of four hours and then back with the add-on (adserver, etc) . Then Google offers its free pop-up-popper, complete with satisfying computer-game ZAP earful. I know there is a anti-adserver program out there, but Google's seems to work for that and other nuisances - at the expense of being spywared by Google for yet more marketing offers...

    Is there a cyber-war going on out there? I'd back Google, which has enabled me to write a small book full of historical actuality entirely from my seat here...

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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/10/2005 1:14:00 PM) Post reply

      thanks, but it's not the familiar PH gremlins, it's a new one which diverts the click-on to PH from PH to adserve's latest window...maddening, may you all be spared...

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/10/2005 6:34:00 AM) Post reply

      I am not a cyberstud, maybe a cyberwienie, I am getting error messages intermittently lately on P/H also the occasional poem wants to disappear. I usually save them now before clicking submit. It may ... more

  • Rookie allan james saywell (11/9/2005 10:54:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello hello, whats this then a book coming out without a orgasm in it you bunch of grapes didn't even give me a thought well i tell you put a couple of poems from an old dog who hates organized religeon gave him a uniform to wear
    just like superman never even sent me a email well my poems as a result of this will become somewhat darker like a bloody thunderstorm taxi yes you with the wheelbarrow you'll do

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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/10/2005 6:33:00 AM) Post reply

      hello allan is this a concealed request to be considered for the anthology which you were invited to join last week and fluffed about?

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/9/2005 10:29:00 PM) Post reply

    feel better now i'v just been out the back drinking a couple of flagons
    sheries idea i gave myself a couple of upper cuts now i'm ready to write

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