Poetry Highlights of the Year

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Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby Antcliff » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:47 pm

The idea of this thread is that people mention things that have been highlights in their poetry year...events, poems read, poems published by others, by themselves, prizes, moments of insight, etc, etc.
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby Macavity » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:54 am

Poems of Paul Henry because of the local context, and they're grounded not gaudy.

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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby Antcliff » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:47 pm

Interesting. Completely new to me, Mac.
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby David » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:02 pm

This is a great - and rather challenging - idea. Will mull.
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby Ros » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:05 pm

Having a poetry collection accepted for publication. Doesn't get much better than that, on a personal level.

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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby Antcliff » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:09 pm

Ros wrote:Having a poetry collection accepted for publication. Doesn't get much better than that, on a personal level.

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Much congratting on that, Ros. It is a PG highlight to hear it.

Three cheers for our Ros!
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby David » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:13 pm

Antcliff wrote:
Ros wrote:Having a poetry collection accepted for publication. Doesn't get much better than that, on a personal level.

Ros


Much congratting on that, Ros. It is a PG highlight to hear it.

Three cheers for our Ros!

Of course! Bravo, Ros! Ahem. Brava, I mean.
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby Crayon » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:23 pm

Not being laughed off PG for my uncertain efforts.
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby bodkin » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:08 pm

Having my performance of "Titanium Spork" at an open mic described as "absolutely brilliant" on Facebook...
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby Antcliff » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:06 pm

bodkin wrote:Having my performance of "Titanium Spork" at an open mic described as "absolutely brilliant" on Facebook...


Where was the open mic in question?
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby bodkin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:11 am

Gorilla poets, upstairs in the Three Cranes Hotel, third Monday of every month, theoretically at 7pm but really gets going about half past.

I can dig out the Facebook link if anybody's interested.

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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby bodkin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:11 am

bodkin wrote:Gorilla poets, upstairs in the Three Cranes Hotel, third Monday of every month, theoretically at 7pm but really gets going about half past.

I can dig out the Facebook link if anybody's interested.

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Oh... in Sheffield, should have said.
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby Firebird » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:26 pm

I have two highlights: having Seth accept two of my poems at Fat Damsel and listening to Ian read his poem 'Titanium Spork'. So well read. The year is not over yet though.

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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby bodkin » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:40 am

Firebird wrote:I have two highlights: having Seth accept two of my poems at Fat Damsel and listening to Ian read his poem 'Titanium Spork'. So well read. The year is not over yet though.

Cheers,

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:shock: :oops: :D Thank you Tristan, I'm really pleased you enjoyed it.
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby David » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:21 pm

Crayon wrote:Not being laughed off PG for my uncertain efforts.

There was little chance
of that ever happening,
my dear Crayon.

(I'm insisting that "dear" has two syllables.)
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby David » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:22 pm

bodkin wrote:Having my performance of "Titanium Spork" at an open mic described as "absolutely brilliant" on Facebook...

I still haven't got around to listening to this. I must, I must, I must.
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Re: Poetry Highlights of the Year

Postby Crayon » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:01 pm

David wrote:
Crayon wrote:Not being laughed off PG for my uncertain efforts.

There was little chance
of that ever happening,
my dear Crayon.


But surely that's more to PGW's credit than mine.

David wrote:(I'm insisting that "dear" has two syllables.)


No need for that, because Crayon has three syllables: kra-ee-on.

It's the name of a little-know poetic hero of classical legend. On a two-week quest to rescue the beautiful horn-player Dirgeia from a sound-proof grotto, Crayon's epic song to the furious Pentacrax inspired that titanic monster to hack off its own head with a rusty lyre.
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