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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 91, United States (8/31/2013 11:21:00 AM)

Some good free advice to all ESL poets on Poemhunter: write your poems in your first language (after you've become familiar with your culture's best contemporary poets) : then find a talented native English poet to help you translate your poems into good English. If you do this, I'll read your works with pleasure (and a lot less trepidation!) AND this is a real question: why do you write poems in English?

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  • Dan Reynolds (8/31/2013 5:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    When you constantly try to solve a problem, and the answer is always wrong, either give up or go mad.
    In your case, it may be too late to give up.; ¬)

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    • Jefferson Carter (8/31/2013 6:04:00 PM) Post reply

      I don't feel I'm getting wrong answers to my " problem-solving." Just throwing out some advice maybe one or two ESL poet-wannabes will take. Really, if even one of the confused and ambitio ... more

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