Poetics and Poetry Discussion
Eric Paul Shaffer
(7/4/2005 5:23:00 PM)
Poetry Snob-I read your two poems. I liked 'Market Forces' most because of the voice. Your choice of using simple sentences and vocabulary is a good one, and I think this poem would read well aloud. The sense of humor also makes the poem stand out. As for rejection, from Bellingham Review or whoever, don't take it personally because it's not personal. I'll bet BR receives thousands of submissions every year, and they probably only glance at the contents of most of them. If you believe in your work, keep sending it out to the magazines that print poems you admire. Good luck.
(6/29/2005 8:35:00 PM)
I like your refreshing and direct poetic style. Post more poems. I agree with Andrew that they could be longer. And don't worry about the so-called 'mating dance.' It's just sad and desperate flailing. Oh, and please consider changing the first name of your handle so folks don't get us confused. Merci.
(6/29/2005 7:08:00 PM)
Shelley said 'the poet's food is love and fame.' I, for one, fully subscribe, and live by that sentiment, for better or worse.