The mysteries of the poetry publishing business...

Hot topic: Age and Aging

As a writing topic, age is in. Age has always been in.

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WORKING WITH THE WORLD’S WORST AUTHOR

The yellow book has gone to print. I’m not sure how it got there and I want to get it back.

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Guest — Charlotte Gann
Brilliant! This had me laughing...
Sunday, 21 February 2016 08:35
Giles Turnbull
I am going to spend the rest of my life on an obsessive hunt for one of those How Not To Get Your Oetry Published editions! I will... Read More
Sunday, 21 February 2016 09:13
Jinny Fisher
Thank you, Nell! I'm looking forward to this, and not just to play "Spot the formatting stupid". I'm confident that that will be t... Read More
Sunday, 21 February 2016 12:07
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READING WINDOW: WHAT ON EARTH IS IT ALL ABOUT?

Why do I do it?

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grahaeme barrasford young
You may well end up only telling us we use too many semi-colons (or, in my case, colons), but as no one else does, it's a very val... Read More
Sunday, 03 January 2016 11:11
Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
Thank you, Nell, for your hard work, and your vision, and your care. May 2016 light up your room many times (not too many, just en... Read More
Sunday, 03 January 2016 13:04
Guest — Keith Byler
A warm and heartfelt thank-you...
Sunday, 03 January 2016 18:01
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A LAMENT FOR RHYME

On the absence of rhyme during the reading window

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Guest — Annie Fisher
The only poems I can write are brainless rhyming ditties, And if you lot don't like them then I'm sorry, it's tough titties! Sorr... Read More
Sunday, 20 December 2015 11:37
Guest — Nell Nelson
I nearly SAID 'All comments on this blog' should be rhymed. So this one was well-timed. ;-)
Sunday, 20 December 2015 11:42
Guest — George Simmers
Thanks for the honourable mention, Nell. You state the would-be rhymer's problem well. Though in Italian, most words rhyme with m... Read More
Sunday, 20 December 2015 14:20
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DOWN WITH LIST POEMS!

On my desktop I have a file titled To Do List AUGUST.

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Guest — Gill Learner
Listmakers of the world … er, add yourselves to a list! Very relieved tht someone else confesses to adding to a list a task you'v... Read More
Sunday, 17 August 2014 12:11
Guest — Nell Nelson
Very pleased to know more than one fellow listmaker is listening. ... Read More
Sunday, 17 August 2014 12:15
Guest — Clare Best
This here list-maker even lives in a listed house, which lists alarmingly in places too many to list. It's a shame the word liste... Read More
Sunday, 17 August 2014 12:45
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SHOULD POETRY PAMPHLETS BE THEMED?

A good question . . .

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Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
Until now, I've thought there should be some kind of narrative arc to a collection, which implies story, thereby theme. Or maybe d... Read More
Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:25
Guest — Sheila Hamilton
I think it's important to theme a pamphlet. Otherwise, it risks being simply a pile of poems.
Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:41
Guest — Antony Mair
Anything to boost poetry readership...though personally I find a variety of lyric poems more stimulating than a theme. But with b... Read More
Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:13
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