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International Society of Poets Spring 2004 Convention

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nothing
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0 posted 01-10-2004 04:33 PM       View Profile for nothing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nothing

Greetings everybody. I'm here to get some help with the topic of this thread - does anybody know any forums specifically devoted to this event? How I can get in contact with people going to this event? It's pretty important since I need help with transport (I live in the UK, and it's going to be pretty difficult to get anywhere). Let's keep it that general to start with, and I can be more specific if anybody can help. Many thanks.

[This message has been edited by Ron (01-10-2004 07:07 PM).]

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1 posted 01-10-2004 04:50 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

is that with poetry.com?

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

nothing
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2 posted 01-10-2004 04:56 PM       View Profile for nothing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nothing

that's right
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It is.  

Be gentle, guys.

http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum13/HTML/000395.html
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4 posted 01-10-2004 05:05 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

uhmm...
sorry dude,
check out his link.

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

nothing
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5 posted 01-10-2004 05:06 PM       View Profile for nothing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nothing

yes, I recieved that mail too. I pretty much ignored it.

However, an invitation to this convention as a nominee for a prize that isn't to be sniffed at is something else. How much skepticism should I hold here?

(edit)
I'll stop beating about the bush. Here's what they sent me.

Dear (me),

I would like to inform you of your nomination as Poet of the Year for 2004, and to personally invite you to read your poetry at the single largest gathering of poets in history, where you will be formally inducted as an International Poet of Merit and Honored Member of our Society for 2004.

Your induction will take place Friday evening, March 5th, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, during the International Society of Poets Spring 2004 Convention and Symposium.

You will also be honored with two separate and very special awards for your poetic achievement at special ceremonies throughout the weekend.

First, to honor and commemorate your poetic accomplishments, after you present your poetry in front of fellow poets from around the world, amidst the applause from the audience, you will be presented with your Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Silver Award Cup. The Award is a magnificent work of art in itself ($200.00 value), uniquely engraved and mounted on a cherry-wood base (see it here). This incomparable award is so large and heavy, you may need an extra suitcase just to carry it home!

And (me) . . . there's much more . . .

In recognition of your poetry presentation at this prestigious International Symposium, we will also create and present to you a beautiful and colorful Commemorative Award Medallion to honor your poetic dedication and achievements.

36 POETS WILL SHARE $74,000.00 TOTAL IN PRIZES--INCLUDING
THE SINGLE LARGEST POETRY CASH PRIZE EVER AWARDED--$20,000.00!

And don't forget the most lucrative amateur poetry contest ever! Your contest entry poem can be written in any style, on any subject . . . and can be up to 40 lines long.

Just think . . . for this poem alone, you will have the opportunity to win one of 36 cash and gift prizes to be awarded at the Symposium . . including a Grand Prize of $20,000.00--the largest cash prize ever awarded in an amateur poetry competition. There's also a Second Prize of $5,000.00, two Third Prizes of all-expenses paid vacations for two, including a Caribbean cruise and a trip to Cancun, Mexico, a Fourth Prize of $1,000.00, and six other cash prizes of $500.00 each. World-renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, W.D.Snodgrass, and Academy of American Poets Chancellor, David Wagoner, will be with us to congratulate poets and present the Grand Prize.

Your society is also encouraging today's youth to develop and utilize their poetic talents in a positive manner. This year we will award five $1,000.00 cash scholarships to talented young poets attending the Symposium.

Our editors and professors will also be searching for new poetic talent. Twenty poets will be "discovered" in the contest reading sessions. These winners will be awarded publishing or recording contracts that will generate international exposure for their poetic artistry.
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Buckets and buckets.  
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7 posted 01-10-2004 05:10 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

nothing, I am sorry to tell you this and rain on your parade but that site is a scam. Every poem that I've submitted has been accepted and I've been invited over and over to each convention that they've had but I've never gone. The fee to go is outrageous! They give one of those silver cup trophies to everyone that comes...nice picture of it they send you through email, huh?

I don't really know how they can get away with this scheme to make money like they do, but it's disgusting. They accept everyone that submits poetry there.

It's their way of making money.

If you really want to go, that's up to you. I wish you luck in being able to attend but personally, I would not go if they paid for the whole trip and reimbursed me for lost wages.

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8 posted 01-10-2004 05:12 PM       View Profile for nothing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nothing

they want you to pay to be a nominee? 0_o

glad I asked about this. I guess the moral is, always suspect a prize when you aren't told how many contestants there are.

oh yes, and also a lesson learned: I'm not immune to flattery =P
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one time they sent me something about the spoken word CDs where my poem would be read aloud by the finest voice with classical background music...I have yet to see the CDs anywhere

I was one of 33 selected for that CD and you know what? I submitted my acceptance and gave them permission to use the poem, but didn't buy the CD and I haven't seen the thing published yet...that was about two years ago or more.
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10 posted 01-10-2004 05:23 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

nothing, your poetry is probably good, why don't you post some here since you're here? I'm sure you'll get lots of genuine flattery. This is a great group of people.

My name is Dixie and I'm glad you've come.
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11 posted 01-10-2004 05:31 PM       View Profile for nothing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nothing

thankyou. I think I will =)
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12 posted 01-10-2004 05:42 PM       View Profile for nothing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nothing

mods, I think this thread is now officially unnecessary. I'd appreciate it if you pointed your mod-gun at it.
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we dont have modguns, and unless you strongly want it closed id say leave it open for others to learn from
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14 posted 01-10-2004 06:16 PM       View Profile for nothing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nothing

ok, but can I direct you to my post in Q&A where I ask how to stop these emails bothering me?
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I turned off your email notification for you, nothing, by editing the original post and unchecking where you asked to be notified. We'll leave the thread here, just as we've left the other one you read, so that others can learn from your question.  
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16 posted 01-10-2004 10:59 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

great! I'm looking forward to reading you in the main forums....the Open forum is kind of fast, the Corner Pub is kinda slow...I am always in Open

thanks,
Dixie
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See nothing,,,told ya you'd get the answers you needed by postig here,,,,welcome to the PIP family,,,share your happy, sad, serrt, deep words wit us,,and we'll share with you....Michelle

I wish all could find the true happiness I have found,,in the eyes of Mike

 
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