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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/6/2005 5:30:00 AM) Post reply
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    I suggest that somewhere around Tuesday, Lori posts the list of who's 'in', to give us time to invite A FEW more that we feel ought to represent and be represented in 'Poemhunter' as a FIRST collection. And preferably in their real names?

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/6/2005 2:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    is this the idea of the management of poem hunter or some one who is in the YMCA WHY THE HURRY do you realize that a lot of work and organization should
    go into a project such as this it's not as easy as it looks you have to be
    professional if you are doing a project such as this this is not amature hour
    there are a lot of issues you have to address you dont just run in bull at a gate think about the word quality talk with people who are qualified to do the job

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  • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (11/5/2005 9:58:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Call for submissions: Forum poets are invited to submit three of their favorite poems along with a brief bio to Lori Boulard at her PH message box by Monday morning 8 a.m.(her time) to be included in the FIRST EVER (but hopefully more to come) POEMHUNTER anthology, to be released in November at lulu.com in time for the Holiday season. Thank you.

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    • Rookie Lori Boulard (11/6/2005 7:06:00 AM) Post reply

      yep, I agree about Uriah. Of course, it wouldn't be the same w/o Raynette, Andrew K., John Kay, etc. etc. so if I don't hear from them today let's contact?

    • Rookie Mary Nagy (11/6/2005 4:27:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Some people never visit the forum....Uriah Hamilton should be included (in my opinion) and he never visits here. I'd like to notify him if there still room.

  • Rookie 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 lulu.com

    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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    • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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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    • Rookie 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

    • Rookie 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rookie 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 www.lulu.com 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?

  • Rookie 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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    • Rookie Ernestine Northover (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

    • Rookie Max Reif (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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/5/2005 3:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply


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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (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

  • Rookie 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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    • Rookie Max Reif (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.)

  • Rookie 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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    • Rookie Richard George (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...

    • Rookie Lori Boulard (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

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