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  • Rookie Maty Grosman (8/14/2005 12:11:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
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    I wouldn't like to take part in any of your personal disputes...
    My only concern is not to find my work, or bits of it, scattered around the web under different names.

    It is a general concern and not related personally to anyone (I hope it won't be..)
    As for your personal affairs, I must admit that as a new member, I find rather amusing then discouraging. But, as I said, that is none of my business.


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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/14/2005 6:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Sorry, hadn't read your previous post about copyright.

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/14/2005 5:46:00 AM) Post reply

      Maty matey, I don't blame you... and of course it's your business if you want to make it that... but I'm puzzled about 'scattered around the web'. Maybe I misunderstand you; but multiple tags and pe ... more

  • Rookie allan james saywell (8/13/2005 11:01:00 PM) Post reply

    i dont know maty we cant even protect it from lunatics

  • Rookie Maty Grosman (8/13/2005 9:21:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Does anyone know if this site is copyright protected?

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    • Rookie Maty Grosman (8/14/2005 10:33:00 AM) Post reply

      Thank you both for the information.

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/14/2005 6:07:00 AM) Post reply

      Maty, there's a rubric on this in the Help! section, saying you still hold it. But of course that doesn't mean they would defend it themselves?

    • Rookie Max Reif (8/13/2005 11:41:00 PM) Post reply

      Dear Maty, My understanding is that if a writer identifies his/her work by putting the copyright symbol, a c with a circle around it-or I think just writing out the words 'copyright 2005 (or whateve ... more

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (8/13/2005 9:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    All's I can say is, I'm glad you guys like to have fun, when you're not viciously slamming one another!

    (And I'd *wondered* what a Poetry Slam was!) : -)

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    • Rookie - 7 Points Michael Shepherd (8/14/2005 6:05:00 AM) Post reply

      We're into 'laugh-at-yourself' therapy, MAx... just the thought of a rumble in the jungle did it... who know, it might even improve some people's po.... oh never mind...

    • Rookie - 7 Points Michael Shepherd (8/13/2005 10:58:00 AM) Post reply

      You said it, Gonzilla...

    • Rookie - 7 Points Michael Shepherd (8/13/2005 10:23:00 AM) Post reply

      Remember the quote from Dame Edith Sitwell - 'COSY? ! Cosy as a nest of vipers...'

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (8/12/2005 10:27:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    Here's the place I booked, with a separate room for Lamont.

    www.extraholidays.com/resort_details.asp? resortID=78&name=Fairfield_Berkshires_at_Bentley_Brook_Mountain_Club

    Do you think we need something more rustic?

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (8/12/2005 6:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    My wife says we should all go for a retreat together in some New England woods, and rent a writer's cottage.
    Wait minute...
    By a lake, she says...
    & some wood.
    What say?

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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/12/2005 3:40:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm with Mahnaz. There's a world of difference between saying that someone is a 'bad' poet (which tells you more about the one saying it than the one said about) and saying that a poem is a 'bad' poem. Poets can change; poems can't. Sometimes (!) I write what I expect will be a 'bad' poem, partly out of the urge to write something rather than nothing, and partly in the hope that something will emerge in the writing which is unplanned; and this usually teaches me something. I did this the other day, felt rather ashamed of it, then next morning it had a certain interest... even got an interested remark...but panned or praised, I wouldn't have been satisfied with it. Perhaps the difference between 'bad' poem and unsuccessful poem is between a pretentious attempt to 'manufacture' a poem, and a well-intentioned one that doesn't come off. That sort of poem is worth consideration.
    Point I'm making: discussion of a poem is usually interesting and useful, discussion of a poet usually not...

  • Rookie Poetry Snob (aka Jefferson Carter) (8/12/2005 2:54:00 PM) Post reply

    Lamont, Ive posted a new poem, right down your alley I think. Its a confessional poem, your favorite. I though Id do a Lamont critique first to save the effort of doing one yourself. This piece is anecdotal, prosey, has no music. Its not POETRY. LOL Lamont. Yrs, Snob

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (8/12/2005 1:29:00 PM) Post reply

    Now, does everybody know the one about the writer who goes in his (could be her) office for 4 hours in the morning, comes back out at noon to get a sandwhich from the fridge?
    His daughter asks, 'What did you do this morning? '
    He says, 'I put in a comma.'
    He goes back into his office for 4 more hours. When he comes out, his daughter asks, 'What did you do this afternoon? '
    He says, 'I took it out.'

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (8/12/2005 12:08:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    If we are trying to keep away from the personal attacks and only comment on the poetry it shouldn't be that difficult. If you really think the poet has no talent and you just HAVE to let them know that's how you feel, why can't you simply explain why you feel that way? ? If you find the poem confusing....tell them you feel it's confusing. If you find a poem having no flow to it...just tell them the flow was hard to find or follow.....whatever. Come on, is it really that hard to let somebody know they may be lacking in an area without saying they have no talent or they are just a lousy writer. It's pretty easy to find SOMETHING positive about almost every poem here. And, maybe you can just realize not everyone wants their flaws pointed out by the others here. Some people just post their poems to 'SHARE' their thoughts and feelings with others. Sadly, this may be the only 'interaction' with others that certain poets get to be a part of. It would be nice if it could be a positive experience for them.

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    • Rookie Poetry Hound (8/12/2005 5:11:00 PM) Post reply

      Either it's an astonishing admission or it's yet another case of the pot and the kettle.

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/12/2005 5:07:00 PM) Post reply

      Right, Mary. I sometimes get the impression from the techtelmechtel on the forum that some who (deep down) know they are not only writing mostly Dreck but even Scheissdreck, will resort to ad hominem ... more

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