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-The- Poetry Workshop
...Because life is not all a tale -- the better part of it is poetry.
oregonnerd
ariascorner
oregonnerd
So, okay, I'm back. I will be commenting on the two new applications shortly. My apologies for the long absence; I moved after eight years and had a number of loose ends of various sorts to pursue...I've finally started writing again and I had the awaiting submissions, so...castigate me as you will; all who read have the right.
Glenn
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ariascorner
sewn_to_all
1. Name: Ray Andrew Swaney
2. Age: 26
3. Location: California
4. Three favorite/ influential writers: Rimbaud, Emerson, Dylan
5. Preface: First peice, just words for a girl in fantasy. Second peice, drinking with anger and fresh heartbreak. Last peice, an oldies tune to the prom queen, Life. I kinda want to see what kind of perches and horses this community sits on; I've always had an outsider's interest in "members-only" groups...
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sekura
1. Name: James
2. Age: 19
3. Location: England
4. Three favorite/ influential writers: Lord Byron(SHUT UP!), Wallace Stevens, Don Paterson
5. *Preface to your poems:

Why must the portrait of the contemporary poet be one of a prancing, posing pseudo-eccentric?
What was T.S. Eliot trying to prove with his habit of trailing into some - often quite obscure - foreign languages in so many of his poems?
Was it because he needed to convey his words with such phonetic and structural precision that only a particular language could have done his words justice?
Was he trying to express an opinion that language is language and should not be bound by space or habit?
Or was he just trying to show everybody how super clever he was because he was multi-lingual and we weren't?
Was he using this method to gain some kind of control over who could or couldn't enjoy his art?
Was he intentionally alienating the lesser-educated members of his audience in order to cement his reputation as a "highbrow" artist? "Eliot's poems: No idiots allowed!"

Needless to say; I'm a fan of simplicity and subtlety. I feel that poetry should and must be universal and I refuse to put anybody on a pedestal simply because they happened to be born with a gift as random and accidental as intellect or talent. I try to be and write something for the average Joe, the idiot. I'm not ashamed of my own intellect, I guess I just have an inferiority complex.
And why not?

The first is about sex.
The second is about ambition.
The third is about religion, death, social class and any other overdone clichés you might find in a poem.

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ariascorner
i_meant_as_is
hello lovies
i was formerly known as LJ user "rumpusroom"
hope to be posting soon
missed you fools
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ariascorner
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(as written january 14, 2021 in <u>The Oregonian</u>)Collapse )

state of mind: awake awake
state of music: iron & wine - the creek drank the cradle

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thebeff
ariascorner
thebeff
if you guys would like to see the literary magazine i put together, click here

i hope it is of interest to some of you.
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ariascorner
vote_woodstock
Dear ariascorner,
It has been so long...
To members old and new alike: I apologize for the treading-through-molasses feeling this community must now exude. It's been a while since anything exciting has happened (or anything, at all), and with myself and Mr. Glenn completely preoccupied with the perpetually unraveling, dramatic performances that are our lives, it's been tough to keep updated. However, I've recently found time to update some things, including the members list. If I overlooked anything, let me know.

To those who might care for an explanation:
I've been roaming around the country lately, to folk festivals and concerts and other similar happenings. I've also been consumed by an extended artistic frenzy, which has left me with handfuls of unfinished poems and the fearful knowledge that all artistic frenzies must end. I've been dedicating more time to music than to poetry lately, so I guess unfinished 'songs' would be the proper term...

It's getting late, and since this school thing is still plaguing my schedule, I must sleep.
Peace and 'night,
Laura
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figliadifuoco
ariascorner
figliadifuoco
1. Name: Sarah
2. Age: Eighteen-nearly-nineteen
3. Location: I divide my time between Bristol, RI and Lincoln, VT.
4. Three favorite/ influential writers: Charles Bukowski, Charles Baudelaire, Douglas Coupland. (These writers are more favorite than influential, but I suppose anything that's read enough will influence your work).
5. *Preface to your poems:
I write almost constantly; it's my favorite form of self-expression. My writing varies from very very bad to fairly good, with most of it leveling off at passable. I tend to shy away from rhyme but I have been known to write in unrhyming iambic pentameter.
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ladytairngire
ariascorner
ladytairngire
Have you all seen the hubbub going on about open LJ posting = loss of first publication rights?
Any thoughts on this?
Kinda puts a new spin on critique communities, huh?
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