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  • Poetry Snob (aka Jefferson Carter) (7/12/2005 12:10:00 AM) Post reply

    Lamont, I agree with you. Kooser will publish one poem each week I think and maybe comment. The poems will be chosen so the genral reader can enjoy them without having to have an advanced degree in poetry which is a good idea I think. His point is poems dont have to be difficult to be good but he knows good from bad and wont confuse the two. P-Snob

  • Poetry Snob (aka Jefferson Carter) (7/11/2005 2:18:00 PM) Post reply

    Hey check out William Deutschers poems. Hes pretty good, conversational but controled. P-Snob

  • Poetry Snob (aka Jefferson Carter) (7/11/2005 2:09:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Ted Kooser, USA Poet Laurate, is writing a new column about poetry that will soon apear in hundreds of newspapers across the country. Its a great idea whose time has come. Hes trying to get 'ordinary' people to read poetry as a habit. What a great idea! ! ! Now if he can get people to stop writing poetry until theyve actaully read some! ! P-Snob

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  • ***** ***** (7/8/2005 9:38:00 PM) Post reply

    I know the other night I said I wasn't waiting for the phone to ring... funny how it takes a while for one to realise that.. shit! my friend is out there.. I don't like the West.. think I am going to move to another continent soon....

  • Jerry Hughes (7/7/2005 5:23:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Although vehemently disagreeing with acts of terrorism, it's time the wealthy nations of the world realised; this is the third world reacting to centuries of depravation and subjugation. In context the question should be asked, who manufactured the weapons? As ye sow, so shall ye reap?

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    • Poetry Hound (7/7/2005 6:34:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      As for deprivation and subjugation, there's more than a little irony in the fact that the terrorists (assuming they are Moslem fundamentalists) come from a culture that thinks it's just fine to depri ... more

    • Michael Shepherd (7/7/2005 5:34:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      True, alas, Jerry - but terrorists seldom kill the generation who have deprived, depraved and subjugated them... as Richard points out...

  • Poetry Hound (7/7/2005 12:22:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My condolences to all the Londoners here and to the Brits generally.

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  • Poetry Hound (7/7/2005 12:19:00 PM) Post reply

    For some reason I hadn't noticed Chris Tusa's poems before today. He has a plain-spoken yet original and intelligent style.

  • Laura Cummings (7/7/2005 6:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Is it just me, or are the poems by Graham Leese to perfect for words? comments please.

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  • Richard George (7/6/2005 3:26:00 PM) Post reply

    Congrats, Sonja!

  • ***** ***** (7/5/2005 9:15:00 PM) Post reply

    nope.. doesnt' work... they still put an arbitrary space before the two '//'s... do what you will....

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