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  • Martin Swords (7/11/2007 6:21:00 AM) Post reply

    I invite PoemHunter members to visit my page. I am looking for comments

    and tips on my work. I am particularly trying to write interesting Poems

    with striking imagery and strong internal flow and movement rather than

    formal rhyming pattern. Thank You.

  • Anti- (7/6/2007 6:07:00 PM) Post reply

    There are no rules or accidents here

    There are no rules or accidents here
    Only what is

    What should have been hangs like sneakers on livewire

    Black birds on a pole, in black and white, in black and
    White these photographs intrude with my namesake

    With yours aswell, dear friend,

    We are going to hell slowly but surely
    There is no way to stop this.

    Anti Bellum

  • Goldy Locks (7/3/2007 1:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    In honor of Lovelle's recent work: 20 minute lunch, June 26.

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    • Tired of Being Exploited (7/6/2007 2:59:00 PM) Post reply

      Wow! that is some powerful imagery. Are you just trying to make me feel small? Ah, just kidding, thanks for the shout-out and for introducing me to a new poet.

    • Goldy Locks (7/3/2007 1:04:00 AM) Post reply

      4: 21 P.M. ON ST. GEORGE'S CLOCK: FILM solitary park solitary benchers still air, still branches the green footage stopped -matter, call it matter perceived as light, corpuscles of light ... more

  • Allen Taylor (6/30/2007 2:43:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    You know, the one thing I see way too many poets doing is writing in first person. There is so much to write about. Not all of my poems need to be about me. I'm building a website designed to help poets get better at their craft. If this is you, pay me a visit at http: // Let me know how I can improve.

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    • Tired of Being Exploited (7/6/2007 3:02:00 PM) Post reply

      In league with this message is the readers who don't separate the Poem's Voice from the Poet's Voice. When I write 'me' I'm not always referring to myself.

  • William Lee (6/30/2007 9:40:00 AM) Post reply


    Fire! Fire! Flaming in the dark night,

    Like a dancing ghost on the blade of knife,

    Tear the black curtain by shining light,

    Lap the nectar from the mellow of life.

    Sparkling charcoal is fiery beneath the air,

    Seems to efface the remain left-in the dust,

    Sparks soaring round and round, fair

    As mothes flame floating with lonely gust.

    He sacrifices the power owe to heart,

    To the source of life, of wisdom and immortality,

    To ignite the eternal glory for bright art,

    For warmth and energy stolen out of pity.

    I see the single soul sur darkness,

    I fee' the virile vitality within the bodies.

    My teacher suggested that it be polished. May you give me some advice?

  • Petra Creffield (6/30/2007 8:22:00 AM) Post reply

    new poem 'Awake' now on my page if you care to take a look PX

    http: //
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  • Raul Castelan (6/29/2007 3:06:00 PM) Post reply


    I just wanted to know what you guys think of my poetry. That would really mean a lot to me if you went to visit my poetry page. Leave some comments if you'd like, or vote on it to tell me where I'm at. THANK YOU FELLOW POETS! ! !

    P.S. Take care and God bless.

  • Goldy Locks (6/27/2007 3:03:00 PM) Post reply

    Interesting. Will be posting more from 'The Genealogy of Postmodernism: Contemporary American Poetry'
    by Albert Gelpi ... because this is a poetry site - - correct?

    Since consciousness does not exist 'prior to-aside from-language, ' Charles Bernstein tells us, consciousness is 'itself a syntacticalization-a syntaxophony.' Kathy Acker describes the osmosis of language and social reality through the membrane of consciousness so that the first person pronoun recedes into the passive voice:

    I write with words which are given me.... I am given meaning and I give meaning back to the community.... I am always taking part in the constructing of the political, economic, and moral community in which my discourse is taking place. All aspects of language-denotation, sound, style, syntax, grammar, etc.-are politically, economically, and morally coded.


    The 'self-consciousness' which fights back against the paralyzing structures of decadent capitalism requires 'the recognition of non-identity' rather than of identity as 'the first step in the appropriation of one's fate.' Because 'non-identity is the term common to all, ' 'the deconstructive activity of the text finds the destroyed centers of other lives. Idiosyncrasy is the central term of an assertion of faith in the power of writing to construct.' Bruce Andrews says that 'subject becomes simply 'the instance writing, ' is hollowed out by the operation of the linguistic system.' Maxine Chernoff puts the displacement or the artist's ego and the impersonality of the 'linguistic event' flatly:

    I am not commenting about the nature of one character's reactions to experience. Rather, I am suggesting that a linguistic event has been observed by a witness.... Thus, 'character' in many of my prose pieces [and, we can adds the 'speaker' in many language-oriented poems, whether written in verse or prose] exists so that language can occur.... The linguistic event 'happens' in the sense that anything happens.

  • lithium sunset (6/25/2007 12:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi everyone. I'm practically just starting out with this site. Been writing since my college days. I don't exactly know if I'm good at it so I pretty much need feedback from you guys. This is so I could improve more on my writing style. Thanks much and hope to hear from you all. :)

  • Charlie O (6/24/2007 6:27:00 PM) Post reply

    hello! i'm just starting on this site, and i don't know if i know exactly how to write poetry, but i do: ] i will help anyone in any way i can. please give me your opinion on how i can improve too, i just put some poems on this site, and i need feedback. i would be very grateful. peace.

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