July 2017's ' All-Male '-Showcase Of Poems Of & For Poem Hunter Poets ….[ A Selection By Bri, Of Poems For Your Enjoyment; Read Or Not! ] - Poem by Bri Edwards
June's 'All-Female Showcase' is done; it's even had some readers!
Now my ‘job' begins: to find ‘Poems-as-Good by Males'. No cheaters.. …….are allowed!
As best as Bri can tell, the 'females' are females and 'males' are all males.
But, online, who can tell for sure? Relying on PH names OR ‘pics' sometimes fails,
So now I'm soliciting poems, from 'Males', for my current consideration.
I'm still wanting less than 30 lines each***, but there're no other classifications.
Limericks, Free Verse, Sonnets, and others are welcome. Good grammar is a plus,
but, though typos ‘and' misspellings jolt me a bit, I'll try to not raise (too much) fuss!
I hope more are reading at least some of the Showcase …..than evidence, to me, suggests.
But I know no one twists my arm(s) to do this each month, and I assure you I'll lose no rest …..
if someday I learn that only about half a dozen members ever take more than a little peek;
in the meantime I'll tell myself that this ‘make-work' keeps my mind fit, though that argument is WEAK!
(June 19th 2017)
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post script aka p.s.:
IF i don't forget, i shall include ONE 'Female' POEM in July. in June, i inadvertently failed to include a poem by my PH friend Lyn Paul.
i guess since her last name 'Paul' is the same as some guys' first
name, AND her first name is one 'n' short of the male name 'Lynn', as in Lynn W. Petty, sneaking Lyn's poem into an 'all-male' showcase will
be easy! !
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ATTENTION! ! ! !
Here is a new format for my/our monthly ‘Showcase of AND for PoemHunter Poets'.
***Although my introductory poem for July 2017's showcase indicates that I am still wanting poems of less than 30 lines, I AM NOW ACCEPTING, even encouraging LONGER poems! ! ! !
But I have borrowed an idea I believe my dear ‘mate'/wife AND my PH friend Savita Tyagi both have suggested to me. Not only will this format shorten the physical length of the showcase on this ‘page', but it will allow you to enter each poet's PH site, landing on their showcase poem's page. All you should have to do is ‘Copy and Paste' the ‘link'**** I am providing for each poem you wish to read. Then you will already be on the page where you can also leave a comment which the poet will receive and which other readers may read. And you can then quickly access other poems and information provided about each poet by himself (or herself) . I hope this new, more ‘technologically-advanced' format meets with YOUR approval. Comments to Bri are always welcome, pro OR con.
Bri Edwards :)
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****WELL, PoemHunter does NOT ALLOW links in the text of a poem, SO I can NOT put the links to poems into the Showcase! ! ! BUT maybe readers can take the line below each poet's name and add the part of the link that I have to leave out, sneaking around PH's rules. Let me try it and tell you more later.
IT IS NOW 'later'. Here is what to do to get to a poem's page:
1 - Open a new tab on computer.
2 - Type or 'copy and paste' [on the line where the link 'name' should be] the following three lines. THEN, using as an example the line below Lynn W. Petty's name (see below) , type or 'copy and paste' the line under the poet's name from the list below. [see THE POETS, below]:
L et me try it now. OK! It worked! ! ! Try it and see if it works for you; let me know if you have trouble, but first repeat my instructions at least once, please. Maybe you can 'make it' work for you. Good luck! !
p.s. SINCE I am [trying to] lead(ing) you to the poets' poem pages, I am NOT making any 'corrections' in the poets' English usage. So, be warned that the ENGLISH, including spelling and punctuation, MAY NOT BE CORRECT in some poems.
THE POETS, & Partial-Links TO July showcase POEMS
1 -By Lynn W. Petty:
2 -By Darwin Henry Beuning
3 -By Andy (Paul) Brookes
4 -By Is It Poetry
< br>5 -By Brian Johnston
6 -By Rod Mendieta
7 -By Lyn Paul [female guest]
8 -By Loke Kok yee
9 -By Stuart Munro
[Bri's note: This guy is sometimes sillier than Bri! ]
10 -By Kim Barney
11 -By Kelly Kurt
12 -By Akhtar Jawad
13 -By Tom Allport
15- By Glenn Anderson
16 -By Ellias Anderson C.A (Known as captain A)
17 -By R. G. Bell
18 -By Tom Billsborough
19 -By Jak Black
20 -By Daniel Brick
21 -By Charles Bukowski
('famous poet'! ; 1920-1994)
22 -By John Carter Brown
23 -By devon da poet
24 -By Roald Dahl (
'famous poet'! ; 1916 -1990)
25 -By David Darbyshire
26 -By Charles Darnell
27 -By Greg Davidson
< br>28 -By UNNIKRISHNAN E S
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more birds! !
Readers, i started this list by looking for poems from MyPoemList, aka my 'favorite poems' on PH, written by some of my 'favorite friends' on PH.
Then i decided it would be EASIER to just look through the 130 pages [[about 20 pages are poems by 'Bri']] in MyPoemList and find authors as they are listed alphabetically in............................MyPoemList.
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29 -By Bri Edwards
30 -By Abekah Emmanuel
31 -By JJ Evendon
32 -By Frank N. Footer
33 -By Thomas Hardy
('famous author'; 1840 - 1928)
34 -By kanav justa
35 -By Xelam Kan
36 -By Stephen Katona
37 -By Richard Lackman
38 -By M.J. Lemon
39 -By Eugene Levich
40 -By Bri Mar
[i THINK this poet is a male]
41 -By Brian Mayo
42 -By Mihir Modi
43 -By M.D Dinesh Nair
44 -By Madathil Rajendran Nair
45 -By Sk. Nurul Huda
46 By James Gates Percival
(a distant relative of 'Bri'; 1795-1856)
47 -By Clarence Prince
48 -By TAPAN Saren
49 -By Douglas Scotney
50 -By Howard Simon
51 -By Mike Smiff
52 -By The King That Was Big Head
53 -By Long Tooth
[Bri's note: This MUST be a male!
What female would call herself 'Long Tooth'? ]
54 -By Spock The Vegan
55 -By WES Vogler
56 -By John Westlake
178. Man In The Mirror
Thanks to anyone who read any of this! I hope you will visit some of the
poets' pages, and maybe even leave comments! ! For most of these poems
I have left one or more comments in the past at each of these poems and
then again when I took to use in this showcase.
THANK YOU POETS AND READERS! ! !
Bri Edwards aka Brian Edward Whitaker (in the 'real world')
Poet's Notes about The Poem
bri :) [better known in the real world as brian edward whitaker]
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