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The Poetry Shed

Post by Firebird » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:50 am

Hi All,

Got a poem appearing at The Poetry Shed today. It was workshopped here. So many thanks for all the help.

https://abegailmorley.wordpress.com

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Post by Antcliff » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:10 pm

Congrats, Tristan!

Liked it, the idea, the ending, the ash.

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Post by Macavity » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:13 pm

Nailing the long poem Tristan! Well done again!

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Post by Firebird » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:37 pm

Thanks Seth. Really pleased you like it.

Thanks Mac. Yes, I’m starting to enjoy writing poems which are a bit longer than my norm. Really glad you like it, too.

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Post by JJWilliamson » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:16 pm

I so remember this one, Tristan. I think it's great, holding my attention all the way to that glorious close.

Well done, sir!

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Post by David » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:28 pm

Hey, this is in Snakeskin too this month. They're okay with simultaneous submissions, are they?

It is a good poem - one of my favourites of yours. I remember joining in the critical free for all on this.

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Post by Firebird » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:42 pm

Thanks JJ, really pleased you like it.

David, The Poetry Shed are fine with publishing poems that have already been published, but Snakeskin are not. As the submission window didn’t shut until Fed 28th at the Poetry Shed I thought there was no chance of them publishing it before Snakeskin’s March edition. But I was wrong. I should have told George but it was an embassassing situation and didn’t know he was going to give this poem the cover photo for the edition. I owe him an apology, I know, which will be forthcoming. Anyway, pleased you like the poem anyway.

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Post by David » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:48 pm

It is a good one, no doubt about that.

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Post by Firebird » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:01 pm

Thanks David.

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Post by David » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:11 pm

Actually I remember having a similar experience. I sent some to George before the deadline for one month, and heard nothing, so sent them somewhere else, where one was accepted. And then George accepted that one for the following month, and I had to gently tell him. He was very understanding about it.

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Post by Firebird » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:10 am

You were right David, George was very understanding. He’s a very decent fellow indeed.

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Post by Firebird » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:20 am

I think it's great, holding my attention all the way to that glorious close.
JJ, closing the poem on those lines was your suggestion I seem to remember. Many thanks!

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Re: The Poetry Shed

Post by ray miller » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:23 am

Well done, Tristan. I was supposed to have a poem appear in Poetry Shed on such and such a date last November, but it never did appear. I've wondered since whether I've committed some transgression or she just forgot!
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