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Topic: Inspired by Poetry Swap (Sign-up CLOSED Send outs 9/24)  (Read 9182 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2007 10:18:35 AM »


It's amazing how some Lit classes can completely kill your appreciation for certain parts of literature (know there's a classic novel or two that I'll, unfortunately, never be able to truly appreciate again).

you wouldn't believe what a whole degree in lit will do. man!
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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2007 10:41:41 AM »

Ohh I might sign up...I'm in love with poetry!! I've never swapped before so I'm kinda...nervous...so many of you are very talented! But I got so excited when I saw this post..hm...i'm going to go brainstorm and possibly return Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2007 03:30:51 PM »

Hey guys!  Unfortunately i won't be able to participate in this swap. Cry 
I did want to recommend, "Humanity, I love you."  by ee cummings...I've always loved this poem, and I can never get anyone to really appreciate it with me!
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/humanity-i-love-you/
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2007 04:33:07 PM »

school is way too overwhelming and it's only the third day
plus i'm in two other swaps

ahh i really wanted to do this one.
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2007 06:58:29 PM »

Starblossom,come join us! This will only be my second swap.I'm not a craft goddess myself,but I couldn't resist this swap. It's going to be fun.

School ruining literature-oh,yeah. I had a Shakespeare class in high school. We had to sit quietly at our desks and read our books along with an old scratchy recording of the play. Ruined shakespeare for me for years! My next teacher had us do "Arms and the Man".She assigned us parts to read out loud,encouraged us to ham it up and have fun.I still like Shaw.

I love anthologies.I find so many poems I never would have heard of otherwise.Chinese poets,nature poetry,e e cummings,Langston Hughes,Poe,Millay,Ogden Nash,Mary Oliver.That's how I found an ancient chinese poet name Tu Fu(or Du Fu).he's got one about working in an office during an august heat wave that could have been written today.Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis.
And yeah,I like Shakespeare now. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2007 05:03:01 AM »

yes, starblossom, come join us. it will be fun. i'm really new to swapping too.

and bookstorebabe, i totally agree with you about the anthologies. that's why billy collins' poetry 180 is good to check out - it is contemporary work.

and i never know where to start with contemporary work.
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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2007 07:52:54 AM »

poetry is just a pass-time for me...honestly. but heck, i still like it...i forgot to write down that one of my favorites is Poe! How could i forget?? Man. So, whoever gets me...the Pied Piper and anything by Poe....yup.
I want the sign-ups to be done so we can get started. this is way to exciting.
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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2007 08:40:07 AM »

This is the perfect swap for my roommate, as she writes poetry daily in her blog, but she procrastinated joining (she just uses my account to browse) and won't be a member long enough to join.  Maybe I could join for her? 
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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2007 10:25:36 AM »

This is the perfect swap for my roommate, as she writes poetry daily in her blog, but she procrastinated joining (she just uses my account to browse) and won't be a member long enough to join.  Maybe I could join for her? 

Unfortunately, that's against the rules that Leah and the swap mods set up. This seems to be a popular swap (with a number of people who, for some reason or another, can't participate this go round) so I'm thinking a second round isn't out of the question.  Get your roommate to get her own account going right now so she can follow the thread and gallery and catch announcements for a second round.
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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2007 01:31:15 PM »

I am so in for this. I love poetry, and I can't wait to get a partner so I can get started. ^.^
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