Discussion in 'Reader's Corner' started by Spiderluver, Nov 7, 2005.
I'm just curious
is any one interested in
Poetry is cool, but I have to admit that I'm not to knowledgable about it. I like def poetry if that counts.
Yeah. I read a lot of it. I deal with contemporary poets from the US, Canada and the UK. Some of them are about to become fairly well known in the academic publication circles, others stick to more 'pop-culture-like' venues. I read a lot of the classics from this century, have been published a couple of times though not in anything big. If I ever visit London again I'll have a couple booked readings... but I'm not nearly as good at it as some of the people I correspond with, and until I cross that obstacle I'll try and get a chap out. In the meantime I'm working on throwing together an art journal, but that's pending funding (probably my tax return and so won't be put together til spring or so of 2006).
Poetry is mad. I read Frost and Coleridge when I was in school. I think it's really profound. It can become depressing though, especially existential poetry...but meh, it's all good
The existential humanist stance can be fun though. Still got the dismissal of the grand narrative and universal truths, but has a good deal of bittersweet optimism.
I write it, but i haven't explored themes or ideas inside it.
yehhh, I agree, it can actually become humerous at times...i mean when you compare contexts (contemporary society vs. the time when the poets wrote). Despite this, the universal concepts remain unchanged, which is why poetry has that timeless quality. Aside from that, "bittersweet optimism" pretty much hits the nail on the head when talking about some existentialist poets.
Poetry's good, but do you mean a specific kind of poetry? There are dozens of forms.
Yep. Science and logic can teach you how to build gadgets, make sense of phenomena... but it's really only in literature/philosophy (I'll lump religion in with those two categories, because I'm like that) where you get lessons on how to live.
I suck at poetry.
So do I, but it's the enjoyment of reading it that matters...or even if you suck and like to write anyway (something I don't do due to lack of motivation ), then it's still a good way to spend your time.
poetrys cool aslong as it isn't rap RAP R etards
Yes. And except for a few cases of insane genius, one has to read A LOT of poetry in order to become good at it. Like any art it takes a great deal of dedication, and practice. So... if you want to get good at it, keep working and you can get there.
And on what do you base that judgment? Dont say 50 cent or any of that MtV crap, that's not hiphop.
@ the orignal thread starter; Yep, I love poetry and actually performed a number of times ina local club during open mic night. I've been writing for a good part of the past 6-7 years. My fav poet is Nizar Ghabany; an arabic soulster (for lack of better terms).
If you write yourself, do post some of your work =]
Post Your Poetry
That's always a big debate, isn't it? I get sick of it. I hear slam artists dissing the more classic poets for being outdated, and the classic poets saying that the slam artists aren't poets. I think it's a silly debate. And most of the more classic poets ought to look at slam as a performance art. It's not the same thing as page poetry - doesn't use the same devices all the time because you have tone of voice and gesture to carry sentiment that might otherwise be embedded in line-breaks and visual format. When it comes down to it, a piece is either good or it is not good and most times it has little to do with what genre it is.
Indeed, both are two sides of the same coin in my opinion. Poetry to me is quite possibly the greatest form of self expression known to mankind (alongside music); and my onne and only critera for both is the fact it must be honest; and the same goes for all forms of artistic expression.
Which actually, makes me want to start a Poetry Vs. Art , revolved around one piece.
The minute I saw this, I knew that Moe or Nybs would jump on this like cheese on a fishhook .
True, true indeed, but I guess I like being a spectator in the field of poetry
yeah i like some kinds of poetry
Wow I guess that answers my question.
Shel Silverstein is the bomb.
i used to love it..but then school made it really dull what with the close analysis and crap..they just ruin it for everbody
I so strongly concur.
I really love poetry ^_^
It one of the things that make my mood feel better.
I often write long and short poetrys.
I really enjoy poetry, my favorite poet is Dorothy Parker. I think she has such great wit.
Poetry is fun. And for me, the analyzing part is the most fun part of all. I mean, you have to really analyze it to get what it is trying to tell you (all those metaphor and stuff), and sometimes you get something you least expected.
I am so interested in poetry..
I take one pharagraph from my poems'collection
Where's the winds blowing
Where's the leaves singing
Close your eyes and start wishing
Hope for the best yet is coming
Yes. Poetry can be very interesting sometimes.
To answer your question, yes I like poetry.
Interesting necro is interesting
Necro needs to be shot in head to end it.