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25 posted 02-17-2001 01:04 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Unpompous words?
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26 posted 07-27-2001 02:18 AM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

I don't think glorifying something bad or hideous makes a poem bad, because we all have different moral viewpoints. If someone can write something artistic and beautiful that just happens to glorify rape, then I will respect that poem for a) being artistic and beautiful and b) utilizing our right to free speech.

To me, bad poetry is when you read a poem and yawn- when you're not tired in the first place. Or when you read the first two lines and say "oh, it's one of THOSE (insert subject) poems" and even though I'm making a big blanket statement, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's thought that.

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27 posted 07-27-2001 05:39 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

I wouldn't say any poetry is bad, even if I don't like it! Now there is plenty I don't like, I think right now, it irritates me to look at nearly any poetry book on the shelves
and see the same long winded, free form on and on and on stuff. And I'm sure that made little sense but I know just what I mean.
An exception, I just picked up a book by Kim Addonizio, "Tell Me", which is in that style that irritates me for some reason, but she was so amazingly good that the style didn't matter.
OK, I'm leaving now
(did I say long winded?)
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28 posted 07-27-2001 10:53 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

"Poetry" which is written soley to disrespect the poetry of others, or that would chastise others for not disentangling the poetry of the chastiser. I've written such drivel myself. (not here  

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to decieve"

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29 posted 12-20-2002 03:16 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

The worst Poetry is the most common and comes from lazy thinking.

But it all serves its purpose.

Everyone's a bad poet before they become a good poet -- or a great one.

And it's also highly subjective. Just because I think The Wasteland is great, others might find it self-involved tripe.

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