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by calico
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Smiths Knoll
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: Smiths Knoll

Yes they are nice and so quick! The note did indeed arrive in an SAE so perhaps my submission postdates our chat about SAEs? Thanks Mic, they seem very into encouraging people they are interested in so I'd take it as a very good sign they are replying to you with feedback - Thanks guys and thanks fo...
by calico
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Smiths Knoll
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Smiths Knoll

Finally - some good news. Smiths Knoll have accepted His Pictures,
I thought this was my best ever poem and went for the big guns.
So happy.

http://www.smithsknoll.co.uk/#/about-us/4530026756
by calico
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On Editing A Sonnet
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: On Editing A Sonnet

Yeah! I wouldn't want you to change it either. When I feel the fun in things I don't want to rain on the parade.
by calico
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: icon
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

Re: iconography (was icon)

*shudder* at Salvador Dali = violin, gone.
by calico
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On Editing A Sonnet
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: On Editing A Sonnet

What is better? Did you change something? Or you mean is ponderous better? I think ponderous is better. But I can see the delight in PONDeR-icious too.
by calico
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Christmas Presents
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Christmas Presents

This looks just the thing:

http://www.wildwomenpress.com/Wild_Wome ... oject.html

Some of those naked male poets are disturbingly young though.....
Poets include Claire Pollard, Pascale Petit...
and it's for a good cause.
by calico
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On Editing A Sonnet
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: On Editing A Sonnet

Wow. Sonnet-astic! Good editing Suzanne. I think you've kept the best ideas and phrases and it suits it so much better being reduced. This is odd phrasing: Set down my pen, you really think I ought But I wouldn't be able to suggest an alternative. To be honest I'm not going a bomb on PONDeR-icious, ...
by calico
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: icon
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

Re: icon

Thanks for the punctuation notes Peters, amending.....
I am slightly baffled in return.
Every time I re-read it is crystal clear. Definitely an objectivity problem then, as k-j suggested. I'll give it a week's rest. And then be horrified, I'm sure, and rend things in earnest.
by calico
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: icon
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

Re: icon

Thanks k-j. The problem is not a lack of objectivity but the fact that, as a reader I personally don't mind not knowing what something is about. Having said that, I do care that the reader doesn't know what I'm trying to say, but I don't seem to be able to break the mould. Attitude problem. As soon ...
by calico
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: icon
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

icon

version 2 His face is set up to fall as if created in a fit of pointillism, in oils already starting to slide although he insists with all his resources (squirrel grip, quivering eye). My role is clearly defined, as gilt signifies goddess, and foal, faith - I weep, rend express milk from my breasts...
by calico
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Take your partners!
Replies: 51
Views: 3568

Re: Take your partners!

although his font said "yes", his lack of correspondence tells me he meant "no" Owen how could you. That is so ungen'lemanly and you a Harvard an' all. Sorry I've got that completely lodged in my head and no amount of telling me you are a Durham PG will undo it. You're Quentin in Harvard. when you ...
by calico
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: First Words
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: First Words

I aslo read it as the swinging of a gate off its hinges. First and last stanzas are perfect for me, the great iron tongue together with the baby works beautifully - 2nd Stanza "shaken and restless" are pretty plain-spoken compared to what's gone before though thematically you're being consistent - o...
by calico
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: First Words
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: First Words

Two most beautiful words in the English language: not cellar door for me, no: "binder twine". Aaaah. Binder twine.
Be back tomorrow for more in depth crit!
by calico
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Red
Replies: 21
Views: 1355

Re: Red

How is what Ros said a gender attack? Jeeeez. John I don't see how this is "observant". Could you not experiment with pushing your observations a bit further? This is just.....daytime TV. Which I can get anywhere. Push us a bit further, push your own thoughts a bit further more importantly, interrog...
by calico
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Duet deadline?
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: Duet deadline?

I think my partner and I might be ready to unleash our torrent of collaboration soon, hey partner?
by calico
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: The Centrifugal Eye
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: The Centrifugal Eye

I don't know how we find out what the offending words are, save by process of elimination. We read every poem they publish, on the assumption that these do not contain the offending words. Cross referencing with a Standard English Dictionary, we eliminate these and fingers crossed there'll be 25 wor...
by calico
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Game
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Game

Yikes. This struck me as pretty powerful and controlled and I just wanted to say if you made it tighter it might emphasise that rather chilling control of the N. Perhaps the stanzas could be more regular, 3 or 4 or 5 lines each - have you tried that? For me, this part: One was a lover of trains, bad...
by calico
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: The Centrifugal Eye
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: The Centrifugal Eye

That looks nice, David. Congrats!
Tantalisingly, on their 'submissions' notes they say:
"There's an average of 150,000 words in many standard dictionaries, yet the same 25 words show up repeatedly in nearly every 2 out of 3 poems editors receive."

What might those 25 words be...??!
by calico
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Magma
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Magma

Are you going to read at the launch?
8)
by calico
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Duet deadline?
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: Duet deadline?

I vote:
30th November.
by calico
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Play Planet - Revised
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Play Planet

I feel with some urgency that the poem should concentrate on Play Planet and the child, and not on your missing Mrs Ray. It's very good, as Vince says, the Play Planet description and I also agree that pissing pants and having your bonce bounced is a change of register too far. If you want to get re...
by calico
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Pica(edit)
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: Pica(edit)

Thanks Moth that's good to know. It went against my instinct to change the moon line. I like your interpretation.
Megan
by calico
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Vahni Capildeo
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: Vahni Capildeo

I don't know if it is written as a cat - actually no it isn't - only I read it having spent most of the morning subjecting the cat to my persistent affections which made me laugh........it's a section of a prose-poem yes. It's quite gripping isn't it, going to look up more of her work.
by calico
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: British poetry mags
Replies: 44
Views: 7962

Re: British poetry mags

Oh. Oh. I just assumed if I included an email address they would reject or, ahem, accept me by email. But come to think of it............mostly silence. Maybe I shouldn't have shown blatant disregard for the rules and urged others to do likewise. Get some stamps David. Big gold ones. It must be very...
by calico
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: British poetry mags
Replies: 44
Views: 7962

Re: British poetry mags

It's gold and it says 'Large'. That help? Actually I usually say I haven't enclosed an SAE as no need to return. Just shred 'em. (Idon't say that bit) But I mean it's not like we have just the one copy.