Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(2/12/2014 3:24:00 AM)
I won't even dignify that accusation with a denial. Suffice it to say, you all get dumber and dumber with each post. Lets see, I'm supposed to be Plum, Marti, Scotty, Delilah, the dot and dash guy, and one or two others. Frankly I'm one of the few who isn't afraid to say anything bluntly as myself. A reputation I am proud of. -LP
(2/11/2014 3:04:00 PM)
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I'm not sure if you're joking or not, Scott, but this is a review from a reader, not a real literary critic; and I'm speaking as someone who is working toward that goal. That said, I found these snippets to be interestingly dark and comic. I didn't realize anyone in here had books out.
(2/11/2014 12:12:00 PM)
Jefferson Carter (12/25/2013 7: 42: 00 PM) Post reply
Marti, it's too bad you discovered you don't like poetry so much, but please don't blame poetry for the show-offs and mentally unbalanced lame nuts polluting this site. Think of their presence as an obstacle you might be able to overcome that will strengthen your love of words and, eventually, poetry. That's what I've found. Hoping you have a Good New Year!
Jefferson Carter Male,91, United States (12/12/2013 10: 19: 00 AM)
PHers, I just got this email. The SW best books of the year is a HUGE kudo, coming out in southern Arizona's major morning newspaper, the " Arizona Daily Star." Hell, we just may see sales shoot through the roof!
Mr. Carter, sir,
Not only did I read it, I thought it was terrific and made it one of my picks. When the list finally comes out (next week?) you will see the following somewhere in it:
Get Serious: New & Selected Poems–Jefferson Carter
Filled with fun as well as thoughtful innuendo, Carter’s poetry is not geographical per se but is informed (if you will) by his 60+ year residence in Tucson, Arizona. And so...we are not surprised when a poem titled “An Apology for Wannabes” begins “Not one Apache/in the audience/listening to the/bearded white man/tell stories/about Cochise.” Wonderful humor, terrific images, hardly a rhyme in sight.
Ran Deynolds (12/8/2013 4: 18: 00 PM) Post reply
OK now that all the pu$$ies have pouted and left let's commit ourselves to brutal honest comments. Anyone posting can expect to receive honest comments. The only way anyone will improve their writing is through the most honest critiques. No more holding back. We have now gotten rid of the deadwood. There is a difference between an honest critique and a comment meant to insult. Peter Stavoropolous was too syrupy. Jim Howg was just plain stenchy. To our favorite cr@ck h0e, please find more exciting poetry from now on. Even Big Bird may one day become as good as he thinks he is already. He will most likely never fly but that another matter. Hail to our new forum order leader Dr. Jefferson Carter. Hail, Hail. Please lead us to poetic salvation. Thousand year....never mind just poetic salvation......oh make way some big fat bird is waddling over...what, are those big wings?no nubs...huge nubs where the wings should be...I have never seen such big nubs....anyway Hail to our new leader...
Ran Deynolds (12/7/2013 5: 08: 00 PM) Post reply
Here is our take on this forum's prominent big mouths.
Best to medium:
1-Jefferson Carter(I love his poem Sunlight among many others)
distant 6th Scotty Dogg(moving up fast) , Lamont Palmer(6 1/2 -7, just so he doesn't implode) , Sherrie Kolb-Cassel (6 1/2 -7, yes the cr@ck hoe) , Mike Slacker(6 1/2 -7, moving up fast)
if you are into maudlin stenchy rhyme add Hola Monterosa 8th Jim Hogg in 9th
Worst of the worst:
Peter Stavropoulos(barf bag poetry)
Jefferson Carter (12/7/2013 12: 35: 00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies
PHers, I recently posted this on the poetry writing site and the freeform site. Any responses so far?Guess....
I recently retired from 30 years teaching poetry writing at Pima Community College in Tucson. My ninth collection, " Get Serious: New and Selected Poems, " has just been published by Chax Press, Tucson. If you'd like someone to mentor you in your quest to become a better poet, I'm offering my services for the cost of a copy of my new book
($ 16) . Google my name to find out more about me. Contact me by a PH message if you're interested. JC
Blue Bird (1/28/2014 5: 35: 00 PM) Post reply
JC - you asked to be kept out of the argument - and now it looks like you're goading LP. What's up with that?