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The Bluff-Masters Of Indian English Poetry Talk I, Dream I (The Seminar Paper)

Abstract: Little magazines and their little-little editors Little men’s little magazines Poetasters, rhymers, commoners and non-poets as poets and poetesses Poets and poetesses as bluff-masters and mistresses Self-praise is no praise, as goes the adage Poetry not in mutual admiration The small editor a poet and the fellow reviewers and subscribers admiring, even university readers and the meritless poetry the topic discussion and the teacher applying in the reader-responses theory

The bluff-masters of Indian English poetry talk I, think I about,
Those who had not to be poets and poetesses are,
All those journal-editors,
The little-little men of little-little things,
Of trivia and academia.

A small poet or a poetess who fails as a poet
Makes a breakthrough after editing a journal

And that very small poet turns into a poet of India fame overnight,
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