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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 91, United States (8/27/2013 12:43:00 PM)

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Issac, I've read your " poetic paragraphs" (my term for prose poems) and sent you a private message. Of course, it's my habitual message to all aspiring poets—you can't improve or even write good work in a vacuum. You need to immerse yourself in the best contemporary poetry.

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  • Lamont Palmer (8/28/2013 7:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Poetry must be the only craft where a lack of knowledge and experience is worn as a badge of honor; conversely, appearing to know the craft very well and to be learned is thought to be arrogant and 'elitist'. No other artform seems to embrace such an anti-intellectual stance. -LP

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    • delilah contrapunctal (8/29/2013 7:58:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      ah, but it does happen elsewhere, unfortunately..musicians and.painters have long been subject to being criticized by those who reject the new and declare the various histories of their arts to be end ... more

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