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Ravallion
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Hello

Post by Ravallion » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:58 pm

I've been posting on poetry forums over 20 years.I credit them not for teaching me how to be a poet, but for how to compose a good poem.

Most of the emphasis in those forums was on publishing. I was terrified to send my first poem.It was accepted quickly.

I'm here to learn like everyone else, presumably. The forums I post with now are good ones.

I believe this forum is closer to what my "roots"are. My hope is to offer honest crit on exchange for same.

Good to meet you all ✌

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Re: Hello

Post by Macavity » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:14 am

Welcome to PG Ravallion. Look forward to reading your work. You'll find a range of approaches here, but that is healthy!

cheers

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Re: Hello

Post by Ravallion » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:06 pm

Thanks Mac

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Re: Hello

Post by David » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:25 pm

Hello! Didn't spot this until now.
Ravallion wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:58 pm
I've been posting on poetry forums over 20 years.I credit them not for teaching me how to be a poet, but for how to compose a good poem.
This is an interesting distinction.

I've been posting here - my first playground - since 2006, I see, but I dabble elsewhere too. I wonder whether we have crossed pens at all.

Welcome aboard anyway.

Cheers

David

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Re: Hello

Post by Ravallion » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Thanks for the cordiality David. Most of the forums of the old days are gone . Alsop Review, Melic, Blueline are where I first began...

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Re: Hello

Post by Mirrorball » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:04 pm

Hello Ravallion,

I'm curious to know which forums you may have frequented from 2004 to 2007. Those were my most active years on BBC GetWriting and its various spin offs. I wouldn't dare cross pens with David though, he's a moderator so I'd end up as a banned poet pelt. I'm sure that's not true but I like the image.

Welcome and I look forward to seeing your poems and critiques. Go easy on me :)

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Re: Hello

Post by David » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:07 pm

Mirrorball wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:04 pm
I wouldn't dare cross pens with David though, he's a moderator so I'd end up as a banned poet pelt. I'm sure that's not true but I like the image.
People really shouldn't be frightened of moderators. The clue to their character is in the name - except, of course, in the fascist precincts of the Poetry-Free-For- All.

[Shudders]

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Re: Hello

Post by Mirrorball » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:03 pm

You're a smooth moderator David 8)

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Re: Hello

Post by Ravallion » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:41 pm

Mirrorball wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Hello Ravallion,

I'm curious to know which forums you may have frequented from 2004 to 2007. Those were my most active years on BBC GetWriting and its various spin offs. I wouldn't dare cross pens with David though, he's a moderator so I'd end up as a banned poet pelt. I'm sure that's not true but I like the image.

Welcome and I look forward to seeing your poems and critiques. Go easy on me :)

I was inactive during those years until late last year

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