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Theresa Haffner Los Angeles, Calif. / United States, Female, 69
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  • POEM: BOMB by Gregory Corso (2/3/2013 3:05:00 AM)

    excellently expanding the boundaries of what is and what is not poetry. reminiscent of john cage's ' 4'33 '.
    kudo's. i did not know of this poem. it must become famous ion the annals of poetry. very beat.

  • POEM: Bohemia by Flavia Kuchenny (9/5/2008 8:48:00 AM)

    Flavia, you really have a lot of talent and a unique poetic vision. Keep writing!

  • POEM: Ghost Voices by Art Rosch (8/2/2008 1:54:00 AM)

    I like this very much. No rhyme scheme. Vivid imagery. And it evokes a world beyond the ordinary.

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  • Theresa Haffner (6/4/2013 1:14:00 AM) Post reply

    I want to compile a blog titled VOICES OF INDIA to feature works by poets from India. I am interested in India’s culture and what your lives are like in relation to it. If you are a poet from India, send several short poems or one or two longer ones to VOICES OF INDIA care of my POEMHUNTER member page. Also if you could recommend any other poets or background information on Indian poetry, Theresa Haffner at

  • Theresa Haffner (2/14/2013 9:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    This is a terribly disorganized forum. There is no moderator or director, so everybody just posts anything everywhere. This section is for comments about writing poetry. Techniques. Tips. Technical things. Advice. Yet I see complete texts of poems here and appeals to comment on poetry when there is a clearly marked section for critiques. I see rhymed poetry posted in the free form workshop. Without a monitor to straighten this out, , it's like the forum overgrown with weeds. It makes everyone look like simpletons or rank amateurs, and it takes the fun out of it for people who are interested in a mature poetic discussion. The only solution to this is please THIMK what you are posting and where you are posting it. For all of us. Thank you.

  • Theresa Haffner (2/14/2013 8:38:00 PM) Post reply

    Ummmmm....... This is an attractive poem but it's not free form. It has both rhyme and meter. Free form means no rhyme or meter. My favorite example of free verse is " Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Etc." You have undeniable talent as a writer, so keep writing. But don't be afraid to pick up a text book (or a book on poetic forms) along the way. You'll never regret it, and you owe it to yourself and other poets.

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