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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 91, United States (6/24/2013 9:37:00 PM)

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True, Monty. But I am REALLY pleased someone liked my poems that much, even just one person. You're right, though, extraordinary is just another of the many cheap words you find in any blurb on any book of poetry. And being preoccupied with one's reputation wastes time we could be polishing our art! Still, this kind of praise beats a sharp stick in the anus any day, eh?

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  • Jefferson Carter (6/27/2013 11:19:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    What I love most about Lamont is his inability to be generous. Any praise given to someone he considers a contemporary, a rival, and he pisses on it as hard as he can. I suspect this behavior springs from resentment, low self-esteeem, and over-competitiveness. I like Lamont, I like dueling with him, but I worry about his emotional health; it can't be salubrious to be so insecure about your own abilities that you have to denigrate any praise directed to a " rival."

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    • Lamont Palmer (6/27/2013 2:57:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      You mean like the way you just tried to cut Danny down to size over his poem 'Wind'? You think saying P.U. made him feel special? So it seems you like to do the same thing, rain on parades, in the i ... more

  • Lamont Palmer (6/27/2013 2:54:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    I'm willing to bet your reader has never run across a poem by Rachel Hadas, or Henri Cole, or Brigit Peegen Kelly. -LP

  • S. A. S. (6/26/2013 8:26:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    I've never experienced a sharp stick in the anus, but I'm sure it would be....extraordinary.

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