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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 91, United States (8/3/2013 10:54:00 AM)

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Frank, yeah, I got side-tracked from my campaign to be a kinder, gentler JC! I just lose all self-control when some really bad poet posts a bunch of poop (a collection) and begs PHers to read it. You just know the poetaster wants praise, would never think of working hard at improving the work or even READING some good contemporary poetry, and finds posing as a poet more thrilling than becoming a better one. But you can't shame the shameless. How you doing, bro'?

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  • S. A. S. (8/4/2013 1:53:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    JC, I spent most of today reading submissions and I expected to have to remember to be kinder and gentler, but guess what happened? Most of the submissions were actually good- some were fantastic. Out of the first six I opened, five are serious considerations. This has never happened before. I don't know what to make of it-

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    • Jefferson Carter Rookie - 1st Stage (8/4/2013 5:55:00 PM) Post reply

      Maybe nasties like myself are circulating among the poetry world and thrashing the wannabes into a frenzy of hard study and serious self-criticism? Nahhh.

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