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Jan 11th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Maybe not the best place to be asking advice about current poetry, but I haven't read anything since Wordsworth.
Uh, anyway... my creative writing class requires that we choose one book by a current poet to write about during the semester, and I haven't the foggiest idea who's writing poetry these days. Does anyone have ANY suggestions?
Jan 12th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Well, the easiest way to gain insight into the world of modern poetry is to enter a random string of 5-9 characters into the URL bar followed by ".deviantart.com", then observe whatever poetry you can find on that website between photoshopped Tim Burton movie stills.
Jan 14th, 2008, 01:33 PM
Oh good, then I'm fully justified in assuming that all modern poetry is the verbal equivalent of the runs. Yay.
I picked up a random book by a random chick in a used bookstore based soley off the fact that the title of the collection is "In What Furnace", and she can't be all bad if she knows Blake.
Jan 14th, 2008, 05:50 PM
I guess knowing of British poets is more impressive if you haven't lived in their home towns & drunkenly pissed against their monument/grave there.
Jan 15th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Now I can't write Asila poems. She's too well read and would pee on my words.
And not even send them back with her pee on it :(
Jan 15th, 2008, 02:05 AM
I couldn't write Asila poems because I can't even tell what the natural beat of "Asila" is. 1.5 trochaic feet is one guess, but I could also see 1.5 iambic feet. It could also be a single dactyl foot, but if you rendered it "Asilá" then it would be anapestic.
Sorry Asila, you'll have to find better reasons to fall in love with me. (There are many, by the way.)
Jan 16th, 2008, 07:46 PM
It's a pity that my actual, given name isn't any more poetic than my online moniker.
Sorry Asila, you'll have to find better reasons to fall in love with me. (There are many, by the way.) Like knowing the difference between the various tempos used in poetry?
Tadao: I could write you a poem about being sent a poem and then peeing on it, and then send you that.
Jan 16th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Sorry hun, I've been found out. Hope you like girls.
Jan 16th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Yeah, either way :love
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