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by lemonstar
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Forward Book of Poetry
Replies: 2
Views: 2066

The Forward Book of Poetry

Which, if any would you recommend? Does anyone make a point of buying them on a regular basis or not rate them in general? I bought my first and only one in 2000 and there are some poems I really treasure:- John Burnside - The Asylum Dance Caroline Carver - Horse Under Water R S Thomas - Blackbird A...
by lemonstar
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Sylvia Plath trivia
Replies: 0
Views: 1652

Sylvia Plath trivia

I've read a few books on Plath and have a good few unread but I don't have this book: Pain, Parties, Work by Elizabeth Winder http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pain-Parties-Work-Sylvia-Summer-ebook/dp/B00AV68GG8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1434561407&sr=1-1&keywords=pain%2C+parties%2C+work but it's ...
by lemonstar
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Ted Hughes news - letters auction 24th June 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1835

Ted Hughes news - letters auction 24th June 2015

It's news - make it a discussion if you wish but where is the best place for posting news on PG? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/16/unseen-papers-ted-hughes-funny-loyal-affectionate-side I think I have a warmer-hearted view of Ted than the received image, the one picture painted in the med...
by lemonstar
Fri May 02, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: BBC Radio 3 Sunday 4th May 2014 Dylan Thomas progs
Replies: 0
Views: 1001

BBC Radio 3 Sunday 4th May 2014 Dylan Thomas progs

In honour of the centenary of his birth; a few progs starting at 4pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/programmes/schedules/2014/05/04 Including The Beach Of Falesa (1 hr, 40 mins) World premiere of an unfilmed screenplay by Dylan Thomas, newly adapted for radio. Wiltshire arrives on an unnamed Pacific i...
by lemonstar
Fri May 02, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Last days of Dylan Thomas drama "A Poet in New York"
Replies: 0
Views: 889

Last days of Dylan Thomas drama "A Poet in New York"

Giving poets a bad name...
Still showing on a BBC iPlayer near you:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... _New_York/
by lemonstar
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: How do these comments make you reflect on your own efforts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: How do these comments make you reflect on your own effor

To be clear, in the first instance, I was quoting the editors from their introduction. In the second instance they were quoting Rilke. So strictly:- a mere recounting of anecdotes or minor stagings of epiphany. and So rescue yourself from these general themes and write about what your everyday life ...
by lemonstar
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: 30 poems in 30 days NaPoWri 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: 30 poems in 30 days NaPoWri 2014

The fear I mention was meant to explain the reluctance of ppl to take part in these intense short duration projects - having to share raw almost uncooked poetry - not to the general impotence.
by lemonstar
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Disance learning...
Replies: 15
Views: 4017

Re: Disance learning...

By coincidence there is some mention of MA's in Creative Writing in the introduction to “Voice Recognition” an anthology edited by James Byrne and Clare Pollard (2009) published by good old Bloodaxe - it's a book mentioned in my thread "How do these comments make you reflect on your own efforts?" an...
by lemonstar
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: More on the symmetry debate
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: More on the symmetry debate

I looked at this and the indenting, to my way of reading and hearing the poem, suggested a way of phrasing the lines for reading aloud. It seems to me that the lines indented by a tab space are linked more closely (require less of a pause or a "comma" pause ) that between an indented line and a subs...
by lemonstar
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: 30 poems in 30 days NaPoWri 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: 30 poems in 30 days NaPoWri 2014

In defence of such a seemingly insane undertaking I can say that the results are sometimes surprisingly positive. I have done a very similar song writing challenge with variable results but always, imho, positive. I may never have managed to write the target of 14 songs in 28 days but I have managed...
by lemonstar
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: How do these comments make you reflect on your own efforts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

How do these comments make you reflect on your own efforts?

I'm considering a few comments made in the introduction to “Voice Recognition” an anthology edited by James Byrne and Clare Pollard (2009) published by good old Bloodaxe. “But if there is (a) main criticism of the MA(Master of Art degree) (and some non-academic poetry workshops can be included in th...
by lemonstar
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: 30 poems in 30 days NaPoWri 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

30 poems in 30 days NaPoWri 2014

You know about this?
http://www.napowrimo.net/

As my annoying ex-navy colleague Whistling Jack Spratt used to say:-
"Time to put your cock on the block"
by lemonstar
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and apps?
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and a

Good to have hard confirmation of that. Thanks.
by lemonstar
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and apps?
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and a

I can see Mint is generating a lot of interest as indicated by the page hit rankings on http://distrowatch.com/.

I see Dropbox supplies the sources and scripts to enable the application to built for any linux distribution. https://www.dropbox.com/help/247/en
by lemonstar
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and apps?
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and a

I will swap the 1G for a 2G and had thought about a dual boot Win7 and a Linux distro - I've had a Red Hat install once ( al long time ago) - depends on support for the cloud storage - I really haven't looked into that at all. I was also looking at some smaller(12"), cheap lightweight, higher spec l...
by lemonstar
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and apps?
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and a

For future reference... For the time being I decided to buy a used netbook for £70 - I had a scout around for netbooks with a keyboard that seemed well rated - I bought a Samsung NC10:- http://is.gd/vr2ZA8 a 10" screen, 1.3kg, Windows based, large hard drive (relative to on board stotage on a tablet...
by lemonstar
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and apps?
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and a

I spent some time on my daughters iPad Air (8.9" diagonal) & while she says she's quickly got used to the virtual keyboard I wasn't won over - I've decided I will use a real keyboard - they hook up to the tablet using Bluetooth. Some such keyboards also serve as a case & stand to go with the tablet ...
by lemonstar
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: IPA
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: IPA

Clemonz you started out asking about "town" and "one" but now you have just referred to "town" and "won" - I don't really grasp what you are asking about. I'm no expert btw - I'm just an enthusiastic amateur who has looked at some of this stuff - tbh I don't know anything about how an Australian mig...
by lemonstar
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: IPA
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: IPA

I can recommend this 36 lecture (!!!) set Understanding Linguistics:- http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/Courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=2270 The first lecture may well explain most of what you might want to know - if you look at both pictures on this page:- http://www2.uncp.edu/home/canada/work/cane...
by lemonstar
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and apps?
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Laptops, tablets & paper: anchored or mobile, OS's and apps?

I use a traditional good quality paper notebook to write and jot things down if I'm away from the house - in fact I work well and prefer to work away from my desktop - sitting in the same place in the room can be numbing. I prefer to edit by marking up changes on paper print outs with a few coloured...
by lemonstar
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: New Poetry Magazine starting up - Caesura
Replies: 2
Views: 542

New Poetry Magazine starting up - Caesura

http://caesura.ca/?goback=.gde_1651527_member_5835823893708816387 Apparently - they want people to send them poems. They might publish them. People might subscribe and read them. This could make some people happier. Or richer (probably not). Apparently you can download the first issue for free from...
by lemonstar
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: HuffPost Arts & Culture 5 British Poets to Watch
Replies: 0
Views: 868

HuffPost Arts & Culture 5 British Poets to Watch

In 2014:- http://is.gd/hjFYwi (Mona Arshi, Chris Jackson, Samantha Jackson, Chris McCabe, Claire Trévien) In 2013:- http://is.gd/TS2g5b (Mark Burnhope, Isabel Galleymore, Andrew Philip's alter-ego MacAdam, Martha Sprackland) Sorry - can't add anything myself, this is just information - all new names...
by lemonstar
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Goodreads Poetry Shortlist 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: Goodreads Poetry Shortlist 2013

Thanks for the name drops. Every time I decide to buy poetry by someone I don't know I'm reminded of a line in this Bukowski poem about there being too many poets:- http://home.swipnet.se/~w-15266/cultur/bukowski/poem01.htm there may be too many poets and maybe too many poems but I like the last lin...
by lemonstar
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Goodreads Poetry Shortlist 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Goodreads Poetry Shortlist 2013

http://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-poetry-books-2013 Tolkein's "The Fall of Arthur" was a clear winner. Personally The Silmarillion gave me a brain freeze like the 1/3 of a pint of glass bottled milk I used to have to drink at primary school and I fell asleep through every one of the LoTR f...
by lemonstar
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Coffee black, a cinnamon twist- Edit 3
Replies: 15
Views: 1254

Re: Coffee black, a cinnamon twist

Conical flask, Bunsen; stew for a while, wait for crystals to form, sluice through filter paper. Voila. i.e. as Elphin suggested. S4 & 5 feel like they were sandwiched in from another pre-existing source - perhaps you should either leave them out altogether and concentrate on the cappuccino and the ...