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Ron
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0 posted 09-20-1999 11:26 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Or at least that's what the LA Weekly is suggesting in this fascinating article about the current state of poetry. I think WE know better...

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/99/43/books-bernhard.shtml

(My thanks to Poet deVine, who emailed me a reference to this. It was thirty minutes or so very well spent.)
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1 posted 09-21-1999 12:42 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I found it to be very interesting also! But when it was sent to me, the sender was quite upset that anyone would think poetry is dead. From the article, it appears a case has been made against that very thing! Perhaps the 'coffeehouse' poetry readings are not frequently attended but how anyone can think there is no interest in poetry is beyond me! We have an archived Open Forum #1 to prove it!!!! As I told them, over 10 million hits so far.....and the site is not even a year old yet!
Nan
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2 posted 09-21-1999 07:08 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Next thing you know - "they" will be saying that we won't be needing books any more because we have our trusty computers.....
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3 posted 09-21-1999 07:27 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Poetry will not be dead until all the ripples that our, our predecessor's, and our descendant's writings created cease to stir the waters of life.

Alicat
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4 posted 09-21-1999 04:43 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

The nerve of some people, eh? I don't think poetry is dead. I see more and more emphasis on it lately than I have seen in a while. umm..or is it just that I didn't get out much until now? LOL! No matter, I still say it is more alive than ever. Thanks for the information, Ron. I have marked it to favorites for later reading.
Brad
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5 posted 09-21-1999 10:17 PM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

I skimmed the piece lightly (plan to go back and read it more seriously later) but the first thing I thought was 'she's from LA'. I'm originally from LA and this article is quite typical of the general mindset there. The style is a sort of a calm, relaxed complaining thing and that is the safest attitude you can have in that city.

The quotes at the end actually are an attempt (I think) to make her point: Oliver Stone reads poetry (and then offers something that's over a hundred yeas old as proof) -- give me a break.

By the way, she offers two types of poet responses at the beginning. I'm definitely in the first category (I laugh hilariously when money and poetry are uttered in the same breath).

However, I do think she makes some points that are worth considering. I'll try to add some more later (when I reread the article).

Brad
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6 posted 09-22-1999 03:37 AM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

If they truely think that poetry is dead then maybe they need to take a trip over here to Passions and we show them a thing or two.. How dare they say something like that? They wouldn't know poetry if it slapped them in the face..
I will now stop before I start to rant..

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7 posted 09-22-1999 09:50 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perhaps we need to reply to them offering them a look at Passions?
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8 posted 09-22-1999 04:52 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

There's a thought PDV...invite them to check us out and then write their findings. I'm sure that they would find that poetry is alive and well and livin' large in Passions

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9 posted 09-24-1999 01:58 AM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

Why not tell them about PinP... Ron or PDV? I read the article, and agree with PDV that the writer seems pretty upset about good poetry being insufficient, but it seems the reason people do not enjoy poetry is probably because they do not look in the right places [edit]....they really need a look at PinP. That's assured addiction.[/edit].

[This message has been edited by Artur Hawkwing (edited 09-24-1999).]
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10 posted 09-26-1999 09:28 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Dr. Seuss and I both agree
There's lots of poets in PiP,
and for others to disagree,
well, they're certainly not
you or me!
Alicat
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11 posted 03-03-2001 11:42 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

After all this time, I can look back and have a quiet little chuckle.
Kethry
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12 posted 03-03-2001 12:49 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

I think you could safely misquote the words of Mark Twain and say... Poetry " the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"
Kethry


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13 posted 03-03-2001 01:59 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Revolt!
We must show them the truth!



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily
Colin
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14 posted 03-04-2001 04:34 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Hey everyone.... Dopey Dope's revolting

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. - Bill Vaughan
Nan
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But he's also REALLY TRYING....
Saxoness
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16 posted 03-04-2001 08:32 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

you know, i did a huge research paper based on that article. it's posted in prose, for anyone who wants to take a look. it was pretty interesting.

"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."
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17 posted 03-05-2001 09:36 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

very interesting

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
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18 posted 03-06-2001 07:47 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Yes I am trying to revolt....watch....*tries to revolt and accomplishes it*

see?!



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily
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19 posted 03-07-2001 08:22 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Is it dead yet??

Don't ever give in, if you do you've lost everything you've ever had and everything you hope to gain, but if you carry on your already winning.

 
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