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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 91, United States (6/15/2013 7:53:00 PM)

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Problems again: belly of the beast is a cliche. At least no irritating rhyme going on, but your clusters of adjective-noun phrases (vague trace, carnal recall) have an annoying sameness. I'd suggest stop writing and immerse yourself in some good contemporary writers. Otherwise, there's no way you'll improve as a poet. Doing the same things over and over with little guidance insures you won't grow.

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  • Alice Vedral Rivera (6/16/2013 7:32:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Thanks for the review JC. You know I am never going to write like you as I don't particularly care for a lot of your poems, but I really do like Litter Box and your newer poems are more palatable.

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    • Jefferson Carter (6/16/2013 11:50:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Alice, I'd never want you to write like me. what I'd want for your work is a sense of growth, of mastery of line break and line rhythm, the presence of intense and original figures of speech, a sense ... more

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