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To quote Tere:

Here is the place for introducing yourself to the board however you want to. (Except that maybe, for your own online safety, personally identifying information might not be a good idea.) But what are you up to? Why are you spending time looking for poetry, prose, art, and discussions online? Color yourself however you wish to.
 

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Okay, who wants to go first? emoticon
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Okay, I’ll go first.

My name is Gary B. Fitzgerald and I am a poet.

Walt Whitman was a sly dog. He would write anonymous letters to the newspapers that published his poetry in order to secretly compliment and laud his own poems. I always thought this was a little sneaky so when I decided to self-publish and also self-market my poetry I decided that I should just put it out there for all to see, free and clear. I believed that the poems should speak for themselves.

This being the 21st century I also decided that the internet was the way to go, so I started posting my work on various poetry blogs. I have been doing this for over six years and have posted over 100 poems on at least 20 blogs, going back to the Silliman and Harriet days. Most of my responses have been positive. People seem to like my poetry. However . . . nobody buys the books. As a result, having observed the ebb and flow of poetic popularity over all these years, I have concluded the following:

One doesn’t become famous by selling books.
One only sells books because one is famous.

GBF
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Zakzzz5:

Katlin's question was:

"But what are you up to? Why are you spending time looking for poetry, prose, art, and discussions online? Color yourself however you wish to."

There is no reason to include personal details when answering this question and introducing yourself. I explained why I "spend time online" and didn't even have to mention that I was raised by wolves in Montana, am the lost illegitimate child of Robert Frost and was born on a barge in the Nile with three eyes.

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Laurie Corzett/libramoon


seeking outlet for those crazy thoughtstreams, is always moving into new (or resurrected) projects, including Emerging Visions visionary art 'zine: [sign in to see URL]; Seers and Seekers Yahoo Group: [sign in to see URL]; The Healing Dance Network Yahoo Group: [sign in to see URL]; theme-based chapbooks of her writings; an experimental metafiction, working title: Something Sacred [sign in to see URL]; a (envisioned as) graphic novel (anyone want to do the graphics?), Acts of Desolation:[sign in to see URL]; as well as her Utopian Flash Fiction Project -- series of flash fiction pieces around a federation of diverse villages each working out their methods of community life -- little dramatic impacts illustrating creative solutions to social problems: [sign in to see URL]

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hey. my name's arkava das. i grew up in this old house in kolkata, india. my mother used to read me books when i was too little to read & got me as many as i wanted when i started [sign in to see URL] things were good growing up as a painfully shy kid. i spent a lot of my time on my own walking thru the city in the afternoons, slums & alleys, bookshops, bazaars, cinemas, arcade games. started writing in bengali in 1996 (mebbe).
i like reading & spend most of my time doing just that. i also like lifting for strength.
  
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I am a [sign in to see URL] before I wrote songs, I wrote poems. And there is an inherent rhythm to it all that I have never been able to escape.

I enjoy collaborative creative efforts, so I am here.

At this point, I'm going to hand it over to my future contributions.




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Hey St Frantic,

Welcome to Delectable Mnts! Make yourself at home. I'm looking forward to your future contributions and to possible creative collaborations with you.
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Thanks for the warm welcome Katlin. I rushed my intro [sign in to see URL] wanted to have something to solidify my membership while it was on my mind.

I was hooked in by Terreson's Van Gogh quote to his brother [sign in to see URL] only poem I've had published was a conversation with Mr. Van Gogh (and bears that namesake). So, stars aligning and all that jazz.

More to come...!
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From me too, St Frantic. Welcome to the board. Fun screen name. Yeah. That Van Gogh quote has always made it with me too. Kind of stands outside of time, don't you think? So before making music you made poetry. Just the opposite for me. Still, I figure music superior to what I do. I said it this way once:

Unsung
a poet's job is
half-done.

In print
lovers are left to
trace lips.

Tere
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Hi St Frantic,

You probably don't want a published poem to be critiqued, but if you'd like to post it for folks to read and enjoy, you can do so in Chalkboard & Billboard or Ateliers. If not, that's okay, too.

"More to come...!"

Great! Carry on. emoticon
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hi St Frantic,

Welcome, looking forward to your future posts,

Chris
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