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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 92, United States (8/29/2013 12:06:00 PM)

TO ALL PH POETS WHO WANT TO WRITE " CLASSICAL" (OUTDATED) RHYMING POETRY: No matter what stuffy, obsolete poetry you feel comfortable writing, you ARE a contemporary poet. Writing in outdated styles is basically a waste of time IF you want to improve as a poet. Trust me. I taught poetry writing for 25 years at a community college here in Tucson. My students all became better poets once they immersed themselves in the great pool of contemporary poetry available to them. I'm not being snotty: stop writing and start reading the best CONTEMPORARY poetry; you'll be guided and inspired (if you want to be....) XXX

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  • Rookie - 40 Points Linda Ori (8/29/2013 6:55:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
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    Good Grief! Haven't dropped in since mid June, and I see you're still sticking pins in your voodoo dolls, JC. Didn't anyone ever tell you what becomes of those boisterous, obnoxious people who find it necessary to constantly draw attention to themselves by belittling others who are less adept, in this case, at writing poetry?It's just not nice, and who really cares, anyway, what you think of the way they write?That said, I am so glad I had the opportunity to once again witness your obvioius dislike for your fellow poets and their talents. It's almost like coming home again.......which reminds me why I left in the first place. And I was in such a good mood before I read your sappy " snottiness" .......and yes, JC, you are being snotty, as always. XXX

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    • Rookie - 40 Points Jefferson Carter (8/29/2013 9:55:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      And Linda, you're as big a douchebag as ever. Good to see you again.

    • Rookie - 40 Points S. A. S. (8/29/2013 7:48:00 PM) Post reply

      What is " snotty" about advising would-be poets to read the best poetry available to them? I found JC's advice to be encouraging, not " snotty" or discouraging. Who-do voodo- not ... more

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