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Author Topic: Poets and their Pictures  (Read 8673 times)
king_ghidorah
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« on: February 26, 2012, 6:43:08 PM »

There is a great deal to admire in contemporary poetry, much that is good, a good deal that is excellent, and the best of today will stand up over time with the best from any era or culture.

But oh those pictures!  There's 'the angry poet,' 'the sullen poet,' the demure poet,' the 'humble-at-my-own-greatness' poet, 'the I'm-sexy-and-I-know-it (I'm too sexy for my poem) poet,' and, worst of all, the 'I-see-greatness-in-the-distance-and-that's-why-I've-got-this-visionary-look-in-my-eyes" poet.

Mind you, I admire and often love poems from all these people, but we really need a savvy designer editor or two to intercede.  Or perhaps I'm missing something about the nature of publishing?
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qassandra
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 9:45:32 PM »

Run a Google Images search for Lord Byron, and then tell me this is a contemporary phenomenon. ;)
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yellowtractor
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 6:46:53 PM »

KG, I keep waiting for you to provide some evidence/links.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 10:58:51 AM »

I deeply admire Lord Byron, sure the face profile to the left/write can be a little repetitive but bear in mind what kind of poet this man was.. '' I love not man the less, but nature more'' .. His romantic poetry generally touches my heart.
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