[…] of creativity with? To this end, there is an article here at Clattery MacHinery on Poetry called 25 Online Poetry Forums and Workshops where you can click and explore select poetry forums. To this same end, you could […]
Since my pee in the pool essay has been mentioned, with the link given, I’ll post to the thread.
When checking out any or all of the 25 boards given as resources take the time to read the guidelines and by-laws of each board. Read them seriously. Read them closely. Two of the boards listed, the two TCP boards, were, in fact, primary incitement to my essay. For something of an inside look into how one site admin. views his customer-poets there are the comments of Dmehl following my essay.
Take quite seriously what a board’s guidelines state. Then imagine how a guideline can be interpreted if and when a customer-poet is deemed an undesirable. Poetry boards have become a case of caveat emptor. The environment is not always friendly to the creative type.
Frankly, Stitlystola, I should hope not. I should hope all poets take stock of poetry boards, both the good and the bad. And because I believe in the system, I guess I hope poetry boards take stock of themselves.
Who ever did this list might want to take another look, TCP is now two sites…niether of them have the ambience the orginal site had.
The versifier has a new board by Yuku, as do a few others, Yuku is the pits to try and use.
While ezboards convert to Yuku, I have been keeping up with it, as I receive e-mails whenever this occurs at the forums. This list is kept in more places than just this post at C.M., so that each time Yuku converts another ezboard, I have several places to edit. Therefore, I edit only after a group of them. Note that Rule 9 has not converted yet.
Yes, TCP.org has given birth, in a way, to spin-off TCP.com. Both forums have good poets there. There is nothing about going through periods of growth, change, or even tough times that disqualifies a forum from the list. I look at the heart of the situation.
One important aspect is that if I am to point someone to a forum, I want to be sure I am not sending poets to get chewed up by dogs, or be chastised for breaking rigid rules or a peculiar set of rules that only insiders see the genius of. There should also be a sense that a poet entering a forum should be welcome to both make a contribution to the craft being worked on there, and that given whatever time, receive constructive or contributory feedback on their own work.
These are ideals that only rare forums live up to 7 days a week, and that most stray from for significant periods. That’s why I say, it’s the heart that counts.
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This look interesting,so far.
If there’s anyone else here, let me know.
Oh, and yes I’m a real person LOL.
Comment by Capourodrussy — August 14, 2009 @ 10:23 am
you people do know all poetry is hell .. right. I actually joined.
Oh the things we tell people we do not know and can not see.
Comment by Jane Walker — October 29, 2009 @ 7:31 am
Clattery, if I may I would like to put in a plug for the board, Delectable Mnts. In the spirit of disclosure I should tell your readers that I own the board.
Delectable Mnts is a small board. While it is primarily a poetry board it also runs in a salon-like fashion. By salon-like I mean it encourages conversation extending from the intellectual to the incidental. After all, poets cannot be making poetry 24/7. And sometimes it is enjoyable to discuss things other than poetry among the poetry reading public. The board has very few requirements. To become a member all that is needed is to register with the mother ship, runboard.com, then post on the board. And members do not have to fill a quota of comments in order to post original poetry. (Quid pro quo is the rule.)
EpochZine is 20 days new ! We handle arts, technologies,current affairs from our base in Scotland. Come aboard! D’ye want a job wi us? Do you have a large sum of €s that you’d like us to do summint spectacular with?
being innocent and pleading so in a scottish court is like taking the inside passage past stroma island or walking across the m8 motorway; it’s a risky biz with little chance of success. so i’ve been detained temporarely in new craigs hospital.
what the hell. i’ve managed to smuggle in a dongle to keep transmitting …
I’ve been taught to visit the sick and the imprisoned–consider this a visit! Hope your detention will not last too long.Hope you are finding some time for poetry–I always liked the melody in your lines:-)