Member Rara Avis
Gee, I think we have a couple of crossed threads here. Earlier this morning, I responded to Mia's question in the Philosophy forum and one of the points I tried to make is that I think our forum can expect to grow not just in size (as it has certainly done), but also in diversity. And I think that's exactly what we're talking about here.
Oh, btw Doreen, I do disagree on one minor point, though. Constructive criticism is great, but a Mutual Admiration Society isn't totally useless. I learn as much about our craft from reading a wide array of poetry as I would ever learn from critiques. I think every poet here, and certainly the core group (and certainly YOU), have taught me new ways of approaching a poem. Just the exposure to this much poetry is valuable. I think...
What makes this "crossed thread" so really coincidental is that, in that same response to Mia, I too make a reference to MI's poem. Weird stuff here!