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Will


Jul 6, 2008, 7:44 PM

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Hello, all.

My name is Will and I'm a simple poet.

I'm pleased to have found a forum devoted to the craft of serious writing. I hold degrees in history and creative writing and tend to compose much historical fiction as a result. But my true love is poetry. And the more I age the more I'm convinced that poetry is more for me. My favorite writing influences are Charles Bukowski, Ray Bradbury, James Tate, Jack Kerouac, and Frank O' Hara.

I hope to encounter and correspond intelligently about writing, and pursuing the sex and jazz and soup of life with like minded individuals,


And so it goes ...

Will


jacarty
Jessie Carty
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Jul 7, 2008, 8:56 AM

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Welcome to the mix :)

Now go get some female poets to add to your list!

*just kidding*


http://jessiecarty.com


babiak
Wendy Babiak

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Jul 10, 2008, 9:08 AM

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Mary Oliver comes to mind. (Welcome.)


“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


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Will


Aug 31, 2008, 9:19 PM

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And so do Sharon Olds, Mary Jo Bang, and Jorie Graham. Yeah, I dig them too. But I'm hoping, with the start of September, to take very seriously ... almost religiously ... the craft of writing. And I hope to acquire literary type routines and eccentricities ... but mostly to spit out good pages that can amount to decent prose as well as verse.

It also means I'll be on these boards a lot more.


And so it goes ...

Will


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Tin

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Sep 19, 2008, 7:04 PM

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Welcome!

I'm new to the site as well, and consider poetry my passion. I'm also embarking on more serious writing. Hopefully I'll see ya around.

Cheers,
Tin


Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.
Michael Caine

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton

Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader. Not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
E.L. Doctorow

Follow the progress in my first work of fiction:
http://tin-tin-workinprogress.blogspot.com/


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Shawn Rohrbach
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Oct 28, 2008, 12:14 PM

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welcome. for the most part, contributors to this forum are very serious writers, but there are a few who feel the need to dominate threads and take them off course. otherwise, you will find your literary kin here more so than some other forums.


Shawn Rohrbach
www.shawnrohrbach.com


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