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pongo
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Feb 12, 2009, 4:46 PM

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Welcome, Edward!


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/


motet
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Feb 12, 2009, 11:49 PM

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Khalilah, because the MFA forum is so busy and there are so many ongoing conversations, the number of topics is limited so that information can be easily found and therefore be useful to the largest number of patrons.

You can post your question in Choosing an MFA Program or even in Application Time! Either one of those threads would be a good one to start.

Good luck and enjoy!

Dana


dax

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Mar 10, 2009, 7:54 PM

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Hi - I'm new here, and just saw (after already making a post, and a suggestion - oops!) this thread. I'm a poet and literary translator currently living in Boston, with a book, some publications and editorial, teaching and design experience on the side.


cicilyjanus
Cicily Janus

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Apr 2, 2009, 11:46 AM

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Hi all,


My name is Cicily Janus. I'm a writer, mainly non-fiction, although I do write fiction and poetry on occasion and have been published in all genres. My book the New Face of Jazz will be coming out through Random House in Fall 2010 and I also run a writers retreat in Taos NM and Vail, CO if anyone is interested. www.writingawayretreats.com www.newfaceofjazz.com and www.cicilyjanus.net

Nice to meet all of you and I hope to get to know you better. I'm an avid reader and enjoy great conversation.

~Cicily


Broadcast your triumphs without ego and broadcast worry and negativity only to those that can truly help see you through it.


sunny red


Apr 3, 2009, 4:12 PM

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Hi Dax. Welcome to the Speakeasy.


sunny red


Apr 3, 2009, 4:13 PM

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Nice to meet you, Cicily. Thanks for the info about the retreats.


bellacantatrice



Apr 8, 2009, 11:55 AM

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Hi! I am totally new to this forum and to the entire Poets & Writers website. I am a middle-aged woman who has been dabbling in writing for some time now. Most of my life up to now has been spent as a singer of classical music (mostly opera). But the urge to write has been hitting me like a steady stream of electricity in the last couple of years, and I am finally taking the steps to give in to it full-time and just let it flow. And I apologize for the bad simile. :D

Aside from a couple of articles in a magazine for classical singers and a couple of online articles on a website, I have not published anything of consequence -- YET. ;)

I love writing essays and short stories and I love being funny. Writers like James Thurber, Robert Benchley, Garrison Keillor and Erma Bombeck are my idols. Yes, I include Erma Bombeck in that exalted circle. I'm not there yet myself, though. I have a long way to go.

I plan to do a lot of lurking on this forum in the beginning because right now I don't know what I am doing. Hopefully at some point I will be able to become a productive member of this writers' society.

Bellacantatrice


(This post was edited by bellacantatrice on Apr 8, 2009, 11:56 AM)


motet
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Apr 8, 2009, 2:05 PM

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Hi Bellacantatrice and welcome tothe Speakeasy.

Dana


sunny red


Apr 14, 2009, 3:27 AM

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Hi, Bellacantatrice. Welcome. And I'd say you have already published something of consequence.


browng700

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May 17, 2009, 4:30 PM

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Hey All,

I've been poking around the Speakeasy for a while, but just noticed this thread. Figured I'd put it to use. Other than furtively lurking around the P&W Web site, I write fiction and work as a freelance finance writer (boring but paying). I've published a few stories in lit journals (CrossConnect, Waccamaw, Shenandoah forthcoming), and I'm headed to the Iowa Writers' Workshop next year. You guys on the forum have been great--there's so much valuable info on here--and I'm looking forward to meeting some folks and helping out where I can.

All best,
Greg


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Greg Brown
http://gregory-brown.net


Greg Brown
http://www.gregory-brown.net


Melian


May 18, 2009, 1:12 PM

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Hello everyone,

I am JB and I live in Woodstock, GA. I am 25 years old. I am currently in college studying English. I mostly write poetry, but have taken on the challenge of writing a book. I am timid about people reading my work so I haven't been published as many times as most of you on here, but I am still young and hope to become less timid about my work. I don't have many friends seeing how I am not a big fan of people but that could be due to my social anxiety, who knows. So I have decided to join this forum to surround myself with others who I can probably relate to a bit better or something like that.

Bye.


*~* verba volant, scripta manent *~*


JoanneMerriam
Joanne Merriam


May 18, 2009, 2:15 PM

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Melian, it gets easier to overcome your timidity and send your stuff out - just grit your teeth and do it a few times and you'll see. Hope you find what you're looking for here.


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)


Melian


May 18, 2009, 10:05 PM

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Joanne, thank you for the kind words. But it is not the sending out part I am timid by it is others reading it and criticizing me. That is one thing I have always been bad with criticism.


*~* verba volant, scripta manent *~*


pongo
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May 19, 2009, 8:10 AM

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Then don't worry about submitting. Most of the time you won't get any criticism at all, just a rejection or an acceptance.


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/


Melian


May 19, 2009, 8:18 AM

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Rejections aren't that bad. I hang up my rejections letters on the wall it gives me motivation to work harder =)

Thanks!


*~* verba volant, scripta manent *~*


JoanneMerriam
Joanne Merriam


May 19, 2009, 10:46 AM

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If an editor gives you criticism, it means they liked your work enough to take the trouble to reply personally, so it's actually a compliment (though it doesn't always feel that way). In any case most of the time you just get a form response as David points out. Good luck!


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)


sunny red


May 21, 2009, 12:37 AM

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Hey JB. Welcome. We haven't all published so don't worry about that. I've done the social anxiety thing. It can be conquered. Frankly, it never affected me in workshops because I didn't see that as a social gathering, but as academics or work. Those things I could handle. Maybe if you put it in that light, you won't feel so anxious. Then again I teach English, not psychology, so keep a can of Morton's on standby.


jutia

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May 25, 2009, 11:32 AM

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Hi,
I like to write fiction; I wrote a little novel that was set in San Francisco about a taxi driver, which in fact was published. I think it would make a good movie, but I don't want to write a screenplay. Anyway, I also wrote a first person piece about Parkinson's Disease; it's about 2200 words, not heavy or depressing, and if anyone has an idea of a place to send it, you could let me know. Thank you.


I like writing fiction, but recently I wrote a first person piece on Parkinson's Disease. It's about 2200 words, not heavy or depressing (I don't think) and I'd like to find the right place to publish it.


will won't
will dixon

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May 31, 2009, 12:27 AM

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hello everyone,

I guess I have tried to write for about as long as I could write-no, that is not an attempt at profundity-some detours along the way such as being dyslexic probably inspired me to try harder. Before computer days,yes there was indeed such a time, every few years I would take the assembled typed/handwritten pages and sometimes tear them up but most often burn them. Not as an attempt for the words to rise as prayers on the smoke, no, I either didn't like what I had written or just didn't want it anymore. Then with computers, I signed up for d-x, the online journal, and all was well, I could write, get feedback--mostly good, rarely threatening--- and I could always delete if I felt like it, and have what I wrote look good, if for no other reason for the layout of the pages it was written on. Then lo and behold, d-x decided to shut down--so now I have one file with five years of entries, one day at a time that could be deciphered. No thank you, if I haven't saved it somewhere else, then d-x deleted it for me. But writing has become more of a habit, mostly poetry, and I have some things published on P&W magazines. I am lucky enough to have been invited by Shirley Allard to become involved with WordCatalystMagazine, an excellent ezine, as a mostly monthly columnist, which means if I can get an acceptable column written in time for the publication date. This is proving to be interesting because I started out trying to write short prose and it always managed to morph into freestyle poetry. I guess a column can be be poetry, we'll see. If I didn't have a regular income (so far), I guess I could qualify to be a starving poet, having in the last 4-5 years won a grand total on $100 in a poetry contest at a community college--that prize coming as a gift certificate from Staples. I have had some nice e-mail conversations with editors of magazines after rejects--all have been friendly---well I guess that friendly has been a sliding scale of friendly. The hardest one came from an individual who said in so many words--and this was a prose submission---that he liked the first paragraph and it went downhill from there--that he didn't like parts of the work because they did this. that, and the other----well, this, that, and the other was what I intended for it to do. Life goes on. Take care.-will-


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Jun 1, 2009, 12:32 PM

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Hi Will. Welcome to the Speakeasy.

:)


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sunny red


Jun 3, 2009, 2:31 AM

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Hey, Will. Welcome.


facets


Jul 3, 2009, 5:18 PM

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Hi Happy to join in. My name is Lee (facets) The facets of me are many, you see! I write essays and poetry. I am working on a book of a collection of both which compile what can be loosely termed a memoir. Still editing, revising and having lots of fun doing it! Of course real life gets in the way with work, family, etc. I have been writing for
about ten years. It started as a therapeutic exercise and grew from there. I am hoping ultimately to help other women from my experiences and also inject some humor into the hum drum lifestyle some human beings lead.
Have gotten lots of rejections from journals and magazines, so I guess some editors would rather remain hum drum.

TTFN Lee (facets)


sunny red


Jul 3, 2009, 6:32 PM

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Welcome to the forum, Lee.


Toaster


Aug 5, 2009, 3:49 AM

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Hello everyone!

I'm actually here to help out my fiancÚ who is going to be applying for MFA programs this year. I've taken on the task of researching all the programs and helping him pick the best ones. I'll also be helping him coordinate, collect and send out the applications. In the last week I've looked at the website for 100+ programs... some of them have become like old friends I've visited them so much!

I love researching and I'm happy to help anyone here who'd like some direction finding a suitable program... in exchange maybe you can help me find my fiancÚ his dream schools! Anyway, looking forward to getting to know everyone.

(Oh, and for the curious, my life's passion is history. I love books as well, especially big thick reference books and dense encyclopedias. I like cute things, riding my bicycle, wearing skirts, and knee socks. I also like toast!)


EliLangner
Eli Langner

Aug 29, 2009, 5:23 PM

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Hello, everyone...I'm a poet originally from New York, now living in Tucson, AZ. I enjoy writing funny/quirky/serious poetry, and getting it published in various journals. I'm involved with some poetry reading and writing groups in my area, but now I'm expanding my orbit to include cyberspace ("metaphors be with you," as they say).

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