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Offline shaan

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2012, 02:37:48 PM »
Amie,

I'm new to this forum as well as to English Poetry and Tracy has provided me the link to this article and I must say that it's very informative and helpful.

I am really hoping to get the most benefit out of all the links on poetry on this forum.

Thanks much

Shaan

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2012, 05:35:22 PM »
Thank you so much for these very good pointers, I think I'll have to keep coming back to them to make sure I'm still
 "following the Path of the Beam"(stephen King) However, when you got to the "final note" about bad poetry and were about to give an example, my heart was in my mouth because I felt sure I was gonna see my poem! lol (still laughiing with relief) Thanks so much for this. Bri.
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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2012, 10:45:36 AM »
Thanks so much for posting the guidelines and suggestions! Being a newbie isn't easy, but your post sure was a huge help!!!
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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2013, 03:15:19 PM »
These suggestions and guidelines are indeed treasured. As a newbie I've often wondered just how to go about critiquing works by much more experienced poets. The article has been a great help.
Many thanks,
Oluchi.

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2013, 08:12:16 AM »
Thank you for the information - I really appreciate it having left school at 14 years. This does help to clarify things for me, I've copied and pasted it into a word document, so I can refer back to it when I need to. BTW - it was so well written, that I found myself actually interested in reading it as opposed to something you have to do (as etiquette).

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2014, 04:30:32 AM »
Very useful! I admit that I also find it difficult to critique other poems, but these guidelines certainly help.

Also, the first and second links about clichés and abstraction do not seem to work for me.

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2014, 05:17:08 AM »
Thanks! I've corrected the first link, and will look for an alternative to the second.
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Kafka

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2014, 05:58:23 AM »
Okay, I've come up with an alternative to the clichés and abstractions article. Not as good as the original, but will have to do for now.
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Kafka

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2014, 12:41:41 PM »
Amie, another very productive post -- a gem  :)  Thanks!  It really helps with getting started on critiquing.  And that also gives a person an eye to their own writing:  how will it stand up under scrutiny?  Perfect.
This one I did read before, but was new and a bit overwhelmed.  Much more has stuck with me this time.
Cheers,
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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2014, 12:42:55 PM »
Thanks Elly :)
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Kafka

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2014, 04:06:33 AM »
A link to great summary of Vendler's Poems, Poets, Poetry- ways to master poetry reading (and thus, writing): http://bedford.va.k12us.com/_tools/?u=203494
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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2014, 10:08:40 AM »
Thanks for that link, very interesting.

Loved that I learned an new word, aubade.

Had no idea there was such a thing.

Offline Mrs N

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2014, 06:39:59 PM »
Wow, thanks for this. It could also apply to prose, well worth taking on board.

I might even give a poem a go. ;)

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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2014, 02:51:09 AM »
This help a lot!!
Thank you!!!
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Re: Sticky: Critiquing guidelines & Suggestions for new poetry writers
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2014, 11:24:09 AM »
Thanl you for that it helps view my poems from a different angle