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Hello

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:58 pm
by Ravallion
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 ✌

Re: Hello

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:14 am
by Macavity
Welcome to PG Ravallion. Look forward to reading your work. You'll find a range of approaches here, but that is healthy!

cheers

mac

Re: Hello

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:06 pm
by Ravallion
Thanks Mac

Re: Hello

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:25 pm
by David
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

Re: Hello

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:02 pm
by Ravallion
Thanks for the cordiality David. Most of the forums of the old days are gone . Alsop Review, Melic, Blueline are where I first began...

Re: Hello

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:04 pm
by Mirrorball
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 :)

Re: Hello

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:07 pm
by David
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]

Re: Hello

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:03 pm
by Mirrorball
You're a smooth moderator David 8)

Re: Hello

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:41 pm
by Ravallion
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