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by Ros
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Child in our Corner
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: The Child in our Corner

I'd vote for corners - a more original take than earth=mother.
by Ros
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Antiphon issue 22 now live!
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Antiphon issue 22 now live!

http://antiphon.org.uk/wordpress/

With a few names some of you will recognise.

Ros
by Ros
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Cult of the Noble Amateur
Replies: 30
Views: 9465

Re: The Cult of the Noble Amateur

https://genius.com/Hollie-mcnish-embarrassed-annotated

While I agree with the message, if reading the words as a written poem I'm not particularly impressed with it as poetry.
by Ros
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Cult of the Noble Amateur
Replies: 30
Views: 9465

Re: The Cult of the Noble Amateur

A Friday poem by Hollie McNish from her 2017 collection, Plum. i screamed sprinted to the sea flung off shoes and socks ran towards imagined heaving waves and jumped each tiny trickle that I found there with just the same excitement you stayed back took your socks off more timidly giggled at your st...
by Ros
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Cult of the Noble Amateur
Replies: 30
Views: 9465

Re: The Cult of the Noble Amateur

Thanks, Tristan! I wonder if the problem here is the cross-over - performance, spoken word is enjoyed by many, but when Picador (more known for publishing more complex work in the 'established' tradition) publish a book of it, they should expect it to be critiqued as something that has to stand up o...
by Ros
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Competition Time
Topic: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 14590

Re: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion

Very good, RC! Though the last one feels more 1960s than contemporary, so perhaps you haven't quite come up to date.
by Ros
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Cult of the Noble Amateur
Replies: 30
Views: 9465

Re: The Cult of the Noble Amateur

I think there's quite a difference between Kate Tempest and Holly McNish + Rupi Kaur. Performance poetry does have different aims from that of poetry you digest quietly at home. (So why would Picador think it works in a book?) I can't really be bothered with it all, but superficially I'd find Rupi a...
by Ros
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: 1 in Amaryllis Poetry
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: 1 in Amaryllis Poetry

Thanks Ros. What you say may well be right. I just thought 3 minutes was a little hasty. Obviously, a day or even a couple of hours is a different matter. Cheers, Tristan Yes - the only time I've rejected anything that quickly was when it was entirely inappropriate (photos, stories, someone's entir...
by Ros
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Competition Time
Topic: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 14590

Re: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion

David wrote:
Antcliff wrote:
David wrote:That sounds fun. But quite hard.
Too hard?
Can we distinguish a poem written in 1970 from one written in 2017? That is the question. I'm not sure we can.
Dark pub, and its barmaid!
by Ros
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Competition Time
Topic: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 14590

Re: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion

Might it be more interesting (to me, anyway) - and easier - to just write a poem now - modern by definition, as Ros says - and then "age it" backwards? Or is that old hat? Or modern hat. Or post-modern hat. I don't know! I am only wondering. If you do that and then swap the order, we wouldn't know ...
by Ros
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: 1 in Amaryllis Poetry
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: 1 in Amaryllis Poetry

Congratulations, Tristan! (Thanks for the name-check!) I know the editor of Riggwelter, though nothing of her editorial stance or what she's looking for. She does take it all very seriously, so I'd be surprised if she hadn't read your work with all due attention, if quickly. 3 minutes does seem a li...
by Ros
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Competition Time
Topic: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 14590

Re: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion

Will the temptation be to make the last poem more free verse, words scattered around, etc? Is that what many would think of as modern? Not that it is, of course. And the poetry we write now is modern by definition...

...getting into a hole already, and I haven't even started...
by Ros
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: CongratsRos
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: CongratsRos

David wrote:Yes, well done Ros. And well done Mac, Tristan and - in time, no doubt, because he always does - JJ, for issuing the appropriate congratulations.

Cheers

David
Yes - always very supportive. It's a great thing.
by Ros
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Anybody up for a comp/writing exercise/discussion?
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

Re: Anybody up for a comp/writing exercise/discussion?

We can make it to the millenium, can't we? It's nearly 20 years ago. Good grief.

Ros
by Ros
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: CongratsRos
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: CongratsRos

Thanks, Tristan! I confess they aren't new poems, but ones from my book.
by Ros
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: FortyTwo
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Re: FortyTwo

Well done, Seth.
by Ros
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: CongratsRos
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: CongratsRos

Thanks!
I'm around, just not writing much at present.

Ros
by Ros
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Who's running the show?
Replies: 12
Views: 4796

Re: Who's running the show?

Kind of keeping an eye on the place, but it's not what it was.

Ros
by Ros
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The more abstract
Replies: 11
Views: 4882

Re: The more abstract

Antcliff wrote:
Macavity wrote:One of my favs...

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Indeed!
:-)
Rather divided opinion, that one.
by Ros
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Fed Anthology
Replies: 6
Views: 2501

Re: Fed Anthology

Looks good. Well done!
by Ros
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Photos coming out at....
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

Re: Photos coming out at....

Congratulations!

Ros
by Ros
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Eternal City - Revised
Replies: 13
Views: 2198

Re: The Eternal City

I enjoyed the read too, though agree it gets a little repetitive. Not sure the last two verses really fit the mood of the rest - they seem too flippant. Worth working on.

Ros
by Ros
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Forward Book of Poetry
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: The Forward Book of Poetry

I have a few that, like you, I've found second hand. Generally I'm not so keen on the selected sections from books, but some of the individual poems are good. I suppose they want the book available for when the prizes are announced, as that's probably the only time they sell any. I have.. erm.. 1993...
by Ros
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: In Defence of Poetry
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: In Defence of Poetry

I'd have to agree with Tristan that the 'son' does seem a bit intrusive. If spoken, you'd probably just say 'her's'. Robert Frost's Scottish mother read him poetry when young. Donald Trump's Scottish mother deprived him of the poem's song. hmm, just messing around. I never rewrite other people's poe...
by Ros
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The more abstract
Replies: 11
Views: 4882

Re: The more abstract

That makes sense, Tristan. Part of the issue is what a poem is: this is a quote from Don Paterson: Poetry also retains its unique and near-magical property: it is the one art form where its memory and its acquisition are one and the same thing. The memory of the symphony, painting, film or novel, ho...