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jacarty
Jessie Carty
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Jul 31, 2008, 8:41 AM

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Welcome to you all the same :)

I took a good 6 month leave of absense (ha) at one point!


http://jessiecarty.com


bsquared


Aug 1, 2008, 7:20 AM

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Greetings everyone!

I am a recent HBCU college grad with a BA in English with a love for all forms of writing, especially poetry. I stumbled across P&W during my search for an MFA program for Summer/Fall 2009. I am very impressed by what I've seen so far and hope to become an active participant in the board.


pongo
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Aug 1, 2008, 8:39 AM

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Which HBCU? I used to teach at TSU (Tennesee State).


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Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

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bsquared


Aug 1, 2008, 9:13 AM

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Which HBCU? I used to teach at TSU (Tennesee State).


I went to Howard University. I would love to go back and teach there one day, even if it's just as a visiting prof or guest lecturer.


dmNichols



Aug 13, 2008, 6:47 PM

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Hi everyone,

I have posted a few times but never introduced myself. My name is David and I am a recent graduate of Florida State with a degree in English/Creative Writing. I discovered this site about six months ago along with discovering Tom Kealey's blog, and I've been addicted to it ever since. I would like to apply to MFA programs, but decided this summer to wait until winter '09 (for various reasons covered here). I have really enjoyed my time here at FSU and got to work with some great teachers, but I'd like to relocate to somewhere above the Mason-Dixon line for Grad School. Not a big fan of the south. I'm a fiction writer, and will be taking a workshop this Fall with FSU's director Mark Winegardner to help polish my writing samples and perhaps even generate some fresh ideas. Some of my favorite writers are Jorge Luis Borges, Lorrie Moore, Salman Rushdie, and Robert Hemingway. If anybody has questions about FSU's program (thought I only have undergrad experience there I am very familiar with the grad stuff. I have taken several cross-listed courses with grad students and we share faculty) feel free to PM me.


- David



cstuart71


Sep 18, 2008, 4:06 PM

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the scene in many, many ways. I have been writing off and on since I was...I guess ten years old. I have not published anything yet, and I am looking to change that this year. So I got my first subscription to P&W as the first step towards creating a literary community for myself where I can learn more from other writers. The challenges, the pitfalls, and (dare I hope?) the triumphs.

Looking forward to perusing the forum...
CS


babiak
Wendy Babiak

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Sep 18, 2008, 9:09 PM

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Welcome, David & CS.


“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
-- Rachel Carson

Conspiracy of Leaves (Plain View Press)
What I Meant to Say


katelynn


Oct 29, 2008, 3:35 AM

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Hello, Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Katelynn. I love to write but have not even attempted to have anything published. I have won a contest for American Poet of the year 2007, although poetry is not my favorite. In fact it's hard for me to write unless I'm in the mood and thats not very often. I decided to attempt to have a first book published but am sure it will take at least a year to finish as you all know best if not better then I. I have had people tell me I should write more poetry but call me silly, I just rather work on something I enjoy. I may throw out more poetry now and then we'll see. I will be reading the threads from time to time but since time is limited, it won't be as often as I would like. I feel fortunate to type this at the moment.

Katelynn


sunny red


Nov 4, 2008, 2:26 AM

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Hi. I'm sunny red, and I'm just now starting to send out work. I'm glad to have found this forum.


JoanneMerriam
Joanne Merriam


Nov 4, 2008, 9:23 AM

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Hi Katelynn and sunny red! Welcome to P&W.


Editor: 7x20 * Upper Rubber Boot Books
Most recently: Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days (Atwood, Bacigalupi, JCO, etc.)

Writer: joannemerriam.com * The Glaze from Breaking (poetry)


insertbrackets

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Nov 29, 2008, 1:31 AM

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Hello friends,

My name is Tory. I am a poet (in training) currently embroiled in the much glamorized, but realistically stressful, MFA application process. I live in LA, and desperately, desperately, desire to vacate and acquaint myself with a part of the country that cares a little less about Paris Hilton. Just "leave Britney alone!"

My favorite contemporary poets include Henri Cole, Charles Wright, W.S. Merwin, Frederick Seidel, Matthea Harvey, Li-Young Lee, Susan Wheeler, Natasha Tretheway, Ben Lerner and Lucie Brock-Broido. Other favorites include Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, May Swenson, Frank O'Hara James Merrill, e.e. cummings, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, James Wright, Allen Ginsberg, Gertrude Stein, and John Berryman.

I'm glad to be here!


Who told you I was a racist? Was it...a minority?
-T-Rex, qwantz.com Dinosaur Comics


MichaelOlnet
Michael


Dec 2, 2008, 11:02 AM

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Hello, name's Michael. I'm a new writer in the block with a taste for form poetry, a love of creative nonfiction, and with a bit of dabbling into fiction. However, all of my works are of either personal value or of usually unaccepted topics, it seems. I run into problems with finding my right target audience, but I've been urged by my english teachers and my now creative writing professors to move in some direction towards being published. If anyone has any tips on finding the right publication for your target audience, I'd love it if I could get some advice.

Great to be on. ^_^


Dovlatov


Dec 5, 2008, 11:00 AM

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Hi,

I realize that I semi-introduced myself on the wrong thread a couple of weeks back, so here is a proper intro. Thank you to the moderator, P&W, and the folks who have taken the time to post. You are a terrific resource, and its been a pleasure reading.

I'm a fiction writer, student editor, 32 yrs old, and have just sent off my applications to six MFA programs. It's my first time applying, and I'm excited to see what happens. This winter is the first time I am sending work out for publication.

Best of luck to all the writers out there! I look forward to your posts.


motet
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Dec 12, 2008, 3:15 PM

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A belated welcome to Tory, Michael and Dovlatov.
Enjoy the forums!


Dana Davis
Speakeasy Moderator


Barbara Spring
Barbara Spring

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Dec 13, 2008, 4:37 PM

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I have not contributed for a while. I am listed as a non fiction writer and poet. Now I have a new book: Sophia's Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below. Sophia has
been known to people since ancient days and she (wisdom) is needed now as never before.

My non fiction book is The Dynamic Great Lakes. It is a green book about changes in the Great Lakes through nature and the hand of man.

My first book of poetry was The Wilderness Within. It includes a couple of essays, but both the poems and the essays are drawn from wild places.


Make Every Day Earth Day


jdwilkins8
Jason D. Wilkins


Dec 18, 2008, 10:44 PM

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Greetings and salutations to all writers and poets of the speakeasy! My name is Jason D. Wilkins and I write poetry. I am a 33 year old husband and father of five. I work as a firefighter and am an ordained minister as well. I have been in love with poetry since I first saw Dead Poet's Society in high school. It was then that my cousin, Rich, and I developed the form of poetry known as Rictameter. (so named for he) I have never published any of my work, but have as of late become more open to the idea and better prepared to deal with the initial rejections. There have been many authors who have published using the rictameter form, and I feel it is only fitting that I myself publish my own work as well as the full history behind the form. I hope to meet many talented new friends here and am so looking forward to interacting with you all.

Peace and Love,

Jason D. Wilkins
Atlanta, GA


aobaez

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Jan 12, 2009, 7:36 PM

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Hello,
My name is Andrea, I am 25 and I write fiction. I am a recent college graduate, with a BA in Sociology, with double majors in English and Psychology. I am very proud of finally finishing school because it was a very long and arduous struggle, and at times it felt like it would never end.
I've been writing for as long as I could remember. I've always kept journals because I felt like I had something to say but no one to say it to, so I wrote it down.
I would like meet likewise people and become a better writer as I go along.


Khalilah


Feb 6, 2009, 10:41 PM

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Hi I'm new to the forum. I'm an aspiring novelist and right now I'm seeking information about people's experiences in MFA programs specifically
  1. UT Austin
  2. Indiana – Bloomington
  3. Iowa
  4. Univeristy of California at Irvine
  5. Cornell



pongo
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Feb 6, 2009, 10:47 PM

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Hi! Welcome.

You might have better luck asking about those programs in the MFA threads, but I trust you've already found those.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


Khalilah


Feb 6, 2009, 11:10 PM

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thanks Pongo. I realized that about 3 minutes after I posted which is why I deleted the post. I'm trying to post to the MFA forum but I'm having trouble doing so.


pongo
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Feb 7, 2009, 11:41 AM

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You can't start a new discussion in the MFA area. Reply to one of the existing ones and you should be all right.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


Khalilah


Feb 11, 2009, 9:36 PM

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Pongo, do you know why you can't start a new post in the MFA area? There are schools to which I applied that do not have blogs. I don't want to start talking about those schools in another school's area and I can't throw my questions/comments into the accepted or rejected folders yet. Any direction or insight would help. I'll ask over there too.


pongo
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Feb 11, 2009, 9:54 PM

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You'll have to ask Dana that. I'm not active in that area. But look at the list of threads, and you might find one that fits your needs. It's easy to activate an old thread -- just post a new message.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


Khalilah


Feb 11, 2009, 11:30 PM

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Thanks.


enudelman
Edward D. Nudelman

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Feb 12, 2009, 4:31 PM

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Hi, I just joined. I'm a published author and poet with my first poetry chapbook coming out this summer from Pudding House. I'd love to figure out this place and make poetry contacts. Edward Nudelman


My first full-length poetry book, "What Looks Like an Elephant," to be released March, 2011 by Lummox Press. "Night Fires," (Pudding House, 2009) was semifinalist for the Journal Award.. I'd love to make contacts from Poets and Writers in the poetry world. My blog is: http://www.edwardnudelman.blogspot.com

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