Search found 6198 matches

by Ros
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Armitage
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Armitage

I think this was his application.

I rather liked '(not) someone who is a shop-steward for contemporary values first and a poet second (or third).' No point at all if the poetry doesn't come first.

Ros
by Ros
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lonely Children
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Lonely Children

The only real effect of being an editor is that I get to read a lot of poetry, good and bad. I make no particular claim about the endings of poems in general - my personal preference is for not spelling things out too much. Whether fashions have changed, I don't know. I suppose my comment was really...
by Ros
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lonely Children
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Lonely Children

I think you could effectively lose the last 5 lines, which rather spell out what the reader has already gathered. I like 'wind-burned and sore', and agree with Ray about the bleed line. I enjoyed this.

Ros
by Ros
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Forum News and Support
Topic: Meet the new mods (not the same as the old mods)
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Meet the new mods (not the same as the old mods)

I am sort of around. Trying to give poetry generally more attention, but other things keep getting in the way. Thanks for stepping up to the plate, Tristan. Everyone seems very well behaved at present.

Ros
by Ros
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Antiphon open for submissions
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Antiphon open for submissions

Thanks, Tristan - I always love to hear if people have liked the mag. I thought the theme was a bit of a risk but it worked really well.

Ros
by Ros
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: My Battle with ADHD
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Re: My Battle with ADHD

A day out at Eastnor, perhaps?

I thought it followed the train of thought of an ADHD kid well. I think the title is misleading - implies the writer has ADHD.
by Ros
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Antiphon open for submissions
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Antiphon open for submissions

Antiphon issue 23 - submissions now open! We're looking for poems with some link to science, in the broadest sense - poems that stretch beyond the day to day human concerns. Poems that celebrate the vastness of it all, or consider beginnings, or endings, or how we know anything at all. See submissio...
by Ros
Sun May 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: May’s bovine stasis
Replies: 11
Views: 2625

Re: May’s bovine stasis

Very nice!
by Ros
Sun May 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: In Joan's Garden
Replies: 18
Views: 2305

Re: In Joan's Garden

Thank you for letting us know, Emmanuel. Yes, it's very similar.
Lovely was banned a while back, though not for plagiarism. If he was still active, I'd be inclined to take action, but since the whole Lovely event was some years ago it's probably best to let the whole thing die now.

Ros
by Ros
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Mr. Drew Wears Armani
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Mr. Drew Wears Armani

I don't believe I knew that, either.

Ros
by Ros
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Silk & Soup
Replies: 15
Views: 1373

Re: Silk & Soup

Hello silent lotus, nice to see you around. An interesting contrast, although I'm not really seeing the connection between the two parts. I like the introduction of solidly technological streetlamps into a poem that emphasises the natural setting. I'm confused by 'her speak' - why not 'her speech'? ...
by Ros
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Snow Hoard (v3)
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Snow Hoard

I think it's lovely, the idea of the snow bringing treasures from the far north. Good stuff.

Ros
by Ros
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Pea (V2)
Replies: 14
Views: 1202

Re: The Pea

I think it's a clever take on the original. Does rather depend on what the pea symbolises, though, and I'm not sure what to make of the last line.

Ros
by Ros
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Antiphon issue 22 now live!
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Antiphon issue 22 now live!

Thanks, Tristan. I'm very pleased you are enjoying it.

Ros
by Ros
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Child in our Corner
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: The Child in our Corner

I'd vote for corners - a more original take than earth=mother.
by Ros
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Antiphon issue 22 now live!
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Antiphon issue 22 now live!

http://antiphon.org.uk/wordpress/

With a few names some of you will recognise.

Ros
by Ros
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Cult of the Noble Amateur
Replies: 30
Views: 3988

Re: The Cult of the Noble Amateur

https://genius.com/Hollie-mcnish-embarrassed-annotated

While I agree with the message, if reading the words as a written poem I'm not particularly impressed with it as poetry.
by Ros
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Cult of the Noble Amateur
Replies: 30
Views: 3988

Re: The Cult of the Noble Amateur

A Friday poem by Hollie McNish from her 2017 collection, Plum. i screamed sprinted to the sea flung off shoes and socks ran towards imagined heaving waves and jumped each tiny trickle that I found there with just the same excitement you stayed back took your socks off more timidly giggled at your st...
by Ros
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Cult of the Noble Amateur
Replies: 30
Views: 3988

Re: The Cult of the Noble Amateur

Thanks, Tristan! I wonder if the problem here is the cross-over - performance, spoken word is enjoyed by many, but when Picador (more known for publishing more complex work in the 'established' tradition) publish a book of it, they should expect it to be critiqued as something that has to stand up o...
by Ros
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Competition Time
Topic: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 8010

Re: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion

Very good, RC! Though the last one feels more 1960s than contemporary, so perhaps you haven't quite come up to date.
by Ros
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Cult of the Noble Amateur
Replies: 30
Views: 3988

Re: The Cult of the Noble Amateur

I think there's quite a difference between Kate Tempest and Holly McNish + Rupi Kaur. Performance poetry does have different aims from that of poetry you digest quietly at home. (So why would Picador think it works in a book?) I can't really be bothered with it all, but superficially I'd find Rupi a...
by Ros
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: 1 in Amaryllis Poetry
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: 1 in Amaryllis Poetry

Thanks Ros. What you say may well be right. I just thought 3 minutes was a little hasty. Obviously, a day or even a couple of hours is a different matter. Cheers, Tristan Yes - the only time I've rejected anything that quickly was when it was entirely inappropriate (photos, stories, someone's entir...
by Ros
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Competition Time
Topic: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 8010

Re: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion

David wrote:
Antcliff wrote:
David wrote:That sounds fun. But quite hard.
Too hard?
Can we distinguish a poem written in 1970 from one written in 2017? That is the question. I'm not sure we can.
Dark pub, and its barmaid!
by Ros
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Competition Time
Topic: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 8010

Re: New Comp/Exercise/Discussion

Might it be more interesting (to me, anyway) - and easier - to just write a poem now - modern by definition, as Ros says - and then "age it" backwards? Or is that old hat? Or modern hat. Or post-modern hat. I don't know! I am only wondering. If you do that and then swap the order, we wouldn't know ...
by Ros
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: 1 in Amaryllis Poetry
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: 1 in Amaryllis Poetry

Congratulations, Tristan! (Thanks for the name-check!) I know the editor of Riggwelter, though nothing of her editorial stance or what she's looking for. She does take it all very seriously, so I'd be surprised if she hadn't read your work with all due attention, if quickly. 3 minutes does seem a li...