Recent Reviews for David S Taub
Language of Souls (Book) - 10/19/2009 2:27:05 AM|
One of the best coffee-table books of this last decade!
Language of Souls (Book) - 9/29/2002 7:59:29 PM
Sounds like a 'Must Read' to me!
The Pot-bellied Pig and the Preacher's wife (A True story) (Short Story) - 12/4/2002 6:58:41 PM
OMG, I don't know whether to laugh or vomit. Just joking! This is hysterical.
The Pot-bellied Pig and the Preacher's wife (A True story) (Short Story) - 5/29/2002 5:55:13 PM
lol, boy that has got to be a whopper if I ever heard one....just kiddin....this is a very funny, very sweet story...good write
Back the net, help everyone. Do you remember themestream or writtenbyme.com? (Article) - 1/29/2004 6:20:35 PM
I think I must have been the only one from TS who even got a check. Granted, it was only for thirty-five dollars, but more than others who didn't see a penny (and that's all it was too, mere pennies, but we wrote a ton of articles and busted our butts to get those pennies).
Here's to those who have staying power!
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 8/13/2003 2:31:41 PM
very true , l think the american and british govs should be made pay for the rebuilding of hospitals, schools and homes and people like ali should be given the best treatment that money can buy for the rest of their lives.
Back the net, help everyone. Do you remember themestream or writtenbyme.com? (Article) - 7/13/2003 1:26:33 AM
You and me both, Claywoman! :) I'm the Typhoid Mary of writing sites... every time I start getting a 'following' on any site, they go under!
I wish the people who forward these messages would check them out first... USE the damned 'Net to verify the accuracy of the information, for a change!
You and me (Article) - 7/13/2003 1:17:07 AM
Well, that was creepy-- sort of like having a guy on TV knocking on the screen! :)
The duplicity, hypocrisy and downright stupidity of Florida Politics. (Article) - 7/13/2003 1:14:42 AM
This was exactly my reaction when smoking was outlawed in bars-- HELLO, the biggest drinkers are also the biggest smokers, so if they can't smoke, they won't bother going to bars-- and their money will stay home, too! Well, you know the definition of 'politics': 'poly' meaning many, and 'ticks', meaning blood-sucking parasites!
You and me (Article) - 4/27/2003 4:32:30 PM
what can i add....u just have to smile...
and say...the pleasure was all mine,thank YOU
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 4/22/2003 4:47:18 AM
This was so important to write ,
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 4/18/2003 9:59:02 AM
Excellent points, David. I doubt if the story Ali Ismaeel Abbas will ever get the exposure and attention in the United States. Yet, stories like the "spectacular rescue" of 19-year old Pfc. Jessica Lynch (who was receiving best available medical aid in Iraqi hospital) make the front-cover material American magazines and become stories for Hollywood films. As George Orwell said: "The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 4/17/2003 8:46:38 PM
David this is a much needed well written piece God Bless...Teri
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 4/17/2003 8:11:19 PM
The comparison between the horror of the Viet Nam War victim Kim Phuc and Ali Ismaeel Abbas is stark and should awaken our consciences, dulled as they are by selective scenes.
Mahatma Ghandi made a perfect statement that fits to a 'T' this Pyrrhic Victory:
"The Lords of Wrath have perish'd by the blow
Themselves had aim'd at others long ago.
Draw not in haste the sword, which Fate may be,
Will sheathe, hereafter to be drawn on Thee."
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 4/17/2003 2:01:51 PM
Very well-written. Thank you for speaking out - the truth needs to be heard. Real people are suffering, needlessly.
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 4/17/2003 7:20:15 AM
Only a moron would believe you can bomb people into freedom and democracy!!!
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 4/17/2003 1:08:51 AM
Very well written.
I wish the American public could understand the way their government is making them unpopular and responsible for all these killings, massacre, bloodshed, etc in the eyes of the world. The American public believes eveything what they see on their television sets broadcasted by their media channels; i.e., NBC NEWS, CNN, FOX NEWS etc. These news channels along with other many local channels dont show reality about the brutality and cruelty of the American forces sent into the Gulf area. The American media will hype up a show about their forces if one of them dies and will show intrviews of their parents, neighbors, friends, spouses, kids etc. But if these forces kill innocent people, cripple those people for life, demolish their houses and businesses, no one notices. I hope everyone can see it coming now. The world is going to be becoming a much much smaller place for all Americans. If the American government continues to become a dictator and tyrant government, the American public will suffer and will see more attacks on their soil. I hope the American public gets more sensible and looks into the world history as what went wrong in Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan and many more muslim contries which gave America an option to make it worse in these places by playing games with the lives of the local people in these areas. Dont you wonder as why America is helping out Israel at the cost of the entire middle east. Israel is killing inoccent Palestanians and calling them terrrorists, even though Israel is a terrorist state itself. Israel is a country that possesses nuclear, and other weapons of mass destructions. Yet America is going after other smaller countries that cant even defend themselves. Shame on you America, England and Israel. Invading other countries to profit your own businesses, e.g. oil from the middle east will not make it beneficial for you. As long as Israel, America, Europe and other european countries think they can do anything they want, justice will never prevail. Instead more innocents will die and in the end these countries will suffer the most.
I hope that God saves us all from every bad moment. Ameen.
God bless you all. STOP AMERICA FROM KILLING THE INNOCENTS.
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 4/16/2003 9:57:44 PM
The American public is protected from the harm the US Government does.
Then Americans ask; "why do they hate us?"
Ali Abbas Iraq's Kim Phuc (Article) - 4/16/2003 7:23:30 PM
This is an important article David, one that cries for readership by both doves and hawks. If they could see the results of bombings on real people instead of thinking of just targets and video type games which is what this war has become!
Back the net, help everyone. Do you remember themestream or writtenbyme.com? (Article) - 4/15/2003 9:59:45 PM
I've begun to think I'm the one that is personally responsible for the demise of these sites since I snuck back on WBM several times, and Themestream folded after I joined....lol
Wag The Camel (Article) - 4/15/2003 9:57:39 PM
A great article and I think Egbert would be proud of you. I hope you write more on this subject David!
The duplicity, hypocrisy and downright stupidity of Florida Politics. (Article) - 4/12/2003 9:16:08 PM
This was just forwarded to me today, April 12, 2003, and it is even more timely today!
I have been wondering when someone was going to remind our 'representative government' that back in the early 1980's they promised we Floridians that if we would vote for the Lottery to be legal, the schools would be rewarded and prosper! Yeah! Sure!
Next, they put the kids (who can't vote) in portables (trailers) 'cause we can't afford to build new schools.
Now, we voted to have smaller class sizes, and the 'government' sez we can't afford that and so we must stack 'em high!
Mr. Taub deserves a Nobel Prize for this article and I have forwarded it to three Tampa Tribune writers that I respect for their edification!
Wag The Camel (Article) - 4/12/2003 2:56:24 AM
Truth is stranger than fiction for sure!but far to scary for the majority of ostrichs I attemped to get out of sand in USA..[at a cost}..
Wag The Camel (Article) - 4/12/2003 1:58:52 AM
An excellent plot which puts somuch accross in so few pages keep it up
The duplicity, hypocrisy and downright stupidity of Florida Politics. (Article) - 10/31/2002 3:53:13 PM
Back the net, help everyone. Do you remember themestream or writtenbyme.com? (Article) - 6/28/2002 3:19:01 PM
Its dear old come in the wrong door Tomas again.
Made the mistake of clicking on to you this morning,just before I was due to go out.
And was thinking about the acticle's that you had posted under poetry.(my mistake was not reading the heading,thought I was still in poetry)was in a bit of a hurry.
So I thought you being a big international what ever it is,had anyone had the nerve to indicate to you that the poetry page was indeed for poetry.
And those excellent articles such as you have presented so far,have their own section (called funnily enough stories or articles)
But having posted them,by all means let them remain.(no complaints from me)
I was thinking since your welcome arrival at Authorsden,and your obvious skills as a writer/journalist.
Having been original enough to have set the ball rolling so to speak.
Would care to give your views on events that are tangible and foresee able.
Like for example the UK goverment's stated intention to allow their agencies to access email messages.
Or even worse to take advantage of Microsoft's hidden chip.
This is a wonderful site,free and virtually self governing,but it is no free lunch.
If you post here you invite a reader to comment on your work,everyone is equal be they high or low, all can fall at the stroke of a pen.
Originality is an input welcomed by all.
Your very good friend,
ps since arriving back and tried to find your lastest article under poetry,
I discovered it had never been in poetry but in its correct section under articles
So please except my humble apologies.
Could I give you one last thought to consider if you may,consider the speed that poems move off the page,some poets get very upset about that (not me)
Suppose that is an thousand points deducted.
One last little story,I once had chap used to buy old pianos from me,who earned more as a street busker than some top classic pianist
Back the net, help everyone. Do you remember themestream or writtenbyme.com? (Article) - 6/22/2002 4:27:28 AM
definately do!!! my pennies helped bring it along. then they took them and ran away in the night. the net is just a draw-string ditty bag with big holes baby. no body cares what falls out when the draw string is pulled to carry the bag to the laundry mat. looks to me like the stock market is going to fall out this next week.
The Originator and story behind The Global Village email (Article) - 5/31/2002 11:53:33 PM
Yes, this confirms my information. Thank you so much for sharing the story of this awesome woman and her vision of a sustainable world.
Is there anybody there? (Poetry) - 10/20/2009 7:53:29 PM
I loved the flowing rhythm and rhyme of this poem. The message is carried beautifully upon the rising, falling, flow of the words. Thank you for sharing this gem of a write!
Where will your poetry take you? - part 7 of 9 part series. (Poetry) - 10/19/2009 2:41:45 AM
It's a real pity that you are no longer writing, David! At, least for personal satisfaction, you should have continued!
With so much of talent and potential of a great writer!
Is there anybody there? (Poetry) - 10/19/2009 2:36:27 AM
A very powerful poem with surreal characters- the child of dreams as well as the 'voice'. Juxtaposed very well! Almost mystical...
We are victims, too. (Poetry) - 7/7/2004 10:38:27 AM
It is such a sad situation, David, that words seem weak in comparison to reality. What is a poet worth these days?
A critique of the contemporary piece, Chicken Broth 99% fat free. (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 9:50:24 PM
Verrrrrrrrry interesting. (You musta had some free time on your hands.) Laughing, laughing, I am...
Promoting Your Poetry and Writing. - Part 8 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 9:39:22 PM
Thanks so much for this informative, interesting article.
Just as an aside? I did find the overuse use of quotation marks distracting. Although I found it an initial adjustment, my editor reminds me that quotation marks should only be used when a term is unfamiliar to the reader. (Also, quoting "The Gregg Reference Manual", "when using technical terms, business jargon, or coined words or phrases not likely to be familiar to your reader, enclose them in quotation marks when they are first used.")
For example: In the following sentence, if you aren't comfortable with the word [law], perhaps you could use the phrase [the unspoken rule OR the rule, as I understand it]. "The 'law', I am told, (which is based on statistical research) states that a 'random mail-shot' is considered to have been successful if it gets a 2% return."
"Your 'chances' increase the more 'targeted' you aim your submissions." In this sentence, quotation marks wouldn't be needed at all, as the words are easily understood as they stand alone.
(I'll be quiet now...)
This was well worth the read. I look forward to reading the entire series.
There are cats everywhere. (Children's book in manuscript stage). (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 9:06:29 PM
What a menagerie this is! Enjoyed the read, thanks.
There are cats everywhere. (Children's book in manuscript stage). (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 4:47:56 AM
Magical - we have a cat named Sooty - ah, this was sheer pleasure and my son who is 6 enjoyed immensely.
We are victims, too. (Poetry) - 4/16/2003 8:31:57 AM
First to thank those who have already commented on this piece. And, I hope those readers will have also taken the time to view the photos which prompted and inspired my writing this.
Second, and in response to Ughdair's and Shaumyan's comments regarding censorship on AD: Obviously I cannot comment on your information and suspicions of who is doing what on AD, as I have no personal first-hand knowledge of this.
If (with regards to Shaumyan's comment)anyone has come to you expressing their belief that the pictures are 'proaganda', I am puzzled as to why they would come to you rather than direct to myself!
And I must state that, at this point, no one on AD has contacted me to express this belief, nor threatened me with any form of censorship.
As an advocate for free-speech, I obviously do not have a problem with others taking any opposing views to mine. And, obviously, I would hope that their conclusion and opposition is based on their also having seen the same information as I have.
Nor would I wish them to be censored (except for the use of personal and/or abusive attack - which has NOT happened, so far).
First and foremost I am a bona-fide journalist, and to that end my desire is to try and be aware of all aspects of any event.
That includes photos, and statements from all angles and parties.
When an attempt is made to censor any information - ultimately because it is not supportive of the one doing the censoring - then clearly that is not in keeping with true democracy and free speech!
With specific regards to my poem, the very nature of poetry is that each individual will interpret things according to their starting position, belief system, world-view, etc.
Some will take particular sentences and/or words out of context and base their interpretation on that.
Again, I can only say that each is free to do so as they choose.
Very best wishes
David Taub, member of National Union of Journalists (UK)
We are victims, too. (Poetry) - 4/15/2003 10:47:11 PM
Thank you, David. By the way, some folks at this Den want to dismiss this pictures as propaganda. Tomas is right about censorship.
We are victims, too. (Poetry) - 4/15/2003 9:25:36 PM
David, your words are truly the words and sounds of the war and the screams of those who's lives are meaningless to some of whom call each other patriots...I am proud to know you and call you friend...
We are victims, too. (Poetry) - 4/15/2003 8:22:26 PM
We are victims, too. (Poetry) - 4/15/2003 7:14:34 PM
I thought of Mel Gibson's, We Were Soldiers. I can feel your passion as you long for the true pain of war to be felt. Unfortunately, as long as the human mind can dehumanize "them" from, "us", "we" will be right and war will be acceptable.
We are victims, too. (Poetry) - 4/15/2003 3:05:51 PM
Not read much of your excellent reviews and poetry lately.
That was an excellent piece,
But you will have to be care full on the views you express on AD
Shaw o Inchrory expressed similar views and had his poetry removed.
Because the new Jesus religious faction complained to the management.
I have it on good authority that a new campaign led by their high priestess Eileen Waldron is attempting to have me removed also.
Other authors who have expressed independent views on religion are also now being targeted.
None of these so called religious followers have expressed any regret for the massive destruction and loss of life and the misery inflicted on a proud and ancient people.
It would appear that this site is perfectly happy to remove opinions, which are not derived from the American news media.
Censorship is live and well on Authors Den
Tomas Teoma Ughdair
We are victims, too. (Poetry) - 4/15/2003 2:59:38 PM
I Salute You, Poet David Taub, You have the Sword of Justice, and the Voice of Wisdom.
Blest be Your heart with the benisons of THE GREAT POET (CREATION-CREATOR).
I heard Your message, son of THE GREAT POET!
You have written a true Poem... We are victims, too. A Paean to JUSTICE... You have complied with the mission of Poetry.
Never rest Your pen; don't let Your quills dry.
My gratitude and admiration.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU,
On a journey to Justice for Justice everywhere.
Is there anybody there? (Poetry) - 2/18/2003 2:58:27 AM
Well done, David. Another fine example of why the Florida Writers Association picked your recient book as the book of the year. Your work is contemplative (did I spell that right) and heartfelt... It's easy to see the compassion you feel for the world in your excellent verse. To all who haven't bought a copy of 'lauguage of souls' by kt. Frankovich, Ruth Solomon, and David Taub, I highly recommend it. -Billy Jones, Poet Laureate of North America, "tm"
A critique of the contemporary piece, Chicken Broth 99% fat free. (Poetry) - 11/30/2002 2:29:47 AM
Damned funny stuff here, fresh, creative and a nice jab at those critics who deconstruct everything.
There are cats everywhere. (Children's book in manuscript stage). (Poetry) - 11/18/2002 1:41:10 AM
I love it! It should be well accepted with kids and cats everywhere.
Is there anybody there? (Poetry) - 11/12/2002 9:35:57 PM
This is one of my all time favourite poems. I've lost count of how many times I've read it now.
Promoting Your Poetry and Writing. - Part 8 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 11/12/2002 9:32:07 PM
This article offers some very sound advice for the struggling "artist". You have a very broad knowledge base in this field and I'm grateful that you've chosen to share it with us here.
If Trees. (A poem and its 'history' - so far!) (Poetry) - 11/10/2002 9:38:50 AM
David, I loved this poem. You've made a powerful impact in just a few verses. Beautifully written.
A critique of the contemporary piece, Chicken Broth 99% fat free. (Poetry) - 10/27/2002 6:35:39 PM
A critique of the contemporary piece, Chicken Broth 99% fat free. (Poetry) - 10/23/2002 10:07:24 PM
Nice twist, not at all what I expected.
A critique of the contemporary piece, Chicken Broth 99% fat free. (Poetry) - 10/21/2002 3:45:39 AM
Very interesting piece. I would never think of critiquing the ingredients of a food product. Also I think W, is not used aswell.
A critique of the contemporary piece, Chicken Broth 99% fat free. (Poetry) - 10/20/2002 10:55:28 AM
err, nice to see you are fully utilising your hardware resources to their full potential.....I think.
Good or Bad? - Poetic Opinions. (Poetry) - 10/16/2002 5:44:51 PM
this waz 1 of the best poems ive ever read ά
Help Wanted Desperate for a rejection slip! Part 2 of a 9 Part series. (Poetry) - 9/23/2002 3:12:11 PM
Poetry.Com contacted me with an invitation to enter one of their contests back in March(?) of this year. Having just started writing again after not picking up a pen in twenty years, I entered. I submitted a poem and got their standard form letter in return. So I entered another, then another, getting the same letter each time. So I went to their website and poked around a bit, then called them on the phone with a few questions about their policies. The very nice secretary at the other end of the line, straight up told me exactly who and what they are. They will accept *anything* for publication (that means you get the standard form letter) that isnt written with a very graphic potty-mouth or seriously racist. I requested that they remove my work from their board. After another phone call and several e-mails, my work was still there. I had to threaten to take action against them before it was finally removed. Twenty years ago I wanted to publish my work, unfortunately all my encounters were with companies such as this. I quit writing. This time around I was not hurt by the encounter, (guess I'm a bit older and wiser). But it angers me that they would take advantage of those who don't yet know better.
Promoting Your Poetry and Writing. - Part 8 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 9/13/2002 9:53:11 PM
As a poet who is about to sign my first contract, thank you. LOL I am scared to pieces. Honestly, Thank you, I do read you though I don't comment.
Regards, Janet xoxoxoxo
Good or Bad? - Poetic Opinions. (Poetry) - 7/20/2002 12:51:47 PM
Oops, I apologize for the mix-up.
Take Care, JC
Good or Bad? - Poetic Opinions. (Poetry) - 7/19/2002 7:54:11 PM
Dare me? Ha! You've turned me down once. (with good reason);) Still, I shall trudge on in this thing called poetry/articles/stories or some such shit.
May every success fall into your lap. JC xoxoxoxo
Is there anybody there? (Poetry) - 7/5/2002 10:48:20 AM
Oh David! This poem gaveme goosebumps all over; goosebumps on top of goosebumps! I loved this most of all because the message is so true; "man" and his "religions" have done so much damage to the pure, wonderful love tha God has always offered us. So many rules & regulations that man tried to say were God's rules when He made it clear only one law was His...to love. But perhaps that's the very reason they made up all that other stuff, because they were incapable of that one thing God required of us. When people ask me about my faith, I always tell them that I am a deeply spiritual person but a very unreligious one and then of course, I have to explain. All I know for sure is that when I call out in the dark for a friend, He's there for me too. And I'll take His hand and walk anywhere with Him. Thank you so much for this poem; it blessed me so much!
Betsy Pegg :)
Promoting Your Poetry and Writing. - Part 8 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 7/5/2002 10:30:45 AM
I absolutely loved this! Finally someone who writes honestly about poetry/promoting & writing. I'm going read everything of yours I can get my hands on. Thank you.
Blessings, Betsy Pegg :)
Good or Bad? - Poetic Opinions. (Poetry) - 7/5/2002 5:48:38 AM
Nice to see you back.
Abet on the wrong page as usual,but better to be read by poets,than to be read by none.
You have posed some interesting questions,
and have given interesting points of view.
Just over six months ago my grandchildren,
asked me to define a poem to them,an easy question I thought till I realised I had never read any poems.
I found I could not answer the question.
Hence my belated arrival here.
Wherein I found that my preconceived views on the subject did not appear to exist in a recognisable format.
Having struggled with what I thought was poetry,I was then informed nobody really uses that style any more,the poetry world has moved on to free verse.
Fair enough teach me the rules of free verse.
Ah! slight problem there is no rules.
No problem,this is real old hat to me,real Shaw type stuff, "Battle o' the Inch"
thirty warriors each side,stand and slaughter each other till only one remains,
And the King awards the prize to the winner.
But who recorded all this glorious history;
The very master of free verse themselves for thousands of years.
none other than the prestigous "Seannachaidh"
Free verse is an ancient art form in its own right.
Your good friend,if not yet a poet.
( I have never written free verse yet,but I do intend to try some day)
Good or Bad? - Poetic Opinions. (Poetry) - 7/5/2002 12:58:53 AM
Good or Bad? - Poetic Opinions. (Poetry) - 7/5/2002 12:23:50 AM
Always wonderful reading you. I'll check out he site, thanks for sharing!
The Art of Poetry - Concluding part of a 9 part series. (Poetry) - 7/4/2002 3:38:48 AM
I'm glad I stopped by. It was wonderful reading your views as a critic of poetry. Thanks for sharing! Excellent...!
The Art of Poetry - Concluding part of a 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/27/2002 7:31:13 AM
Well it took me a few attempts to read this piece,(for I have a poor education and ADD) but I enjoyed the article and admire you for your words of wisdom. I have only been writing for 3 years and have found the two worlds of poets as you described. My opinion, one is not better than the other, we are merely the same, expressing our thoughts to best of our abilities, with feelings to those who can relate....Poetry is an expression of a moment in time with feelings.
The Art of Poetry - Concluding part of a 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/25/2002 2:17:09 PM
'contemporary' poetry has for the most part sadly become nothing more than an 'intellectual exercise' ... excellent insight...
The Art of Poetry - Concluding part of a 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/24/2002 10:01:57 PM
I didn't know you were here! I hope you and your wife are both fine!
The Art of Poetry - Concluding part of a 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/24/2002 6:40:12 PM
quite a interesting series,as all magazines
rely heavily on advertising,for their income,
Tell me why should I ever consider reading,a magazine ( poetry now for example)and even more unlikely purchase it,to wade my way through page after page of an incomprehensible assemblage of words,
Dumpted on the page like a load of building blocks.
I would like desperately to improve my rhyme style poetry so that I may hopfully move on to other styles,but not before I have mastered the present one,none of that help appears to be forthcomeing from any of the venues I have looked at till present.
The Art of Poetry - Concluding part of a 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/24/2002 5:53:57 PM
Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
Promoting Your Poetry and Writing. - Part 8 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/22/2002 9:52:26 PM
Thanks again. Only one more... I have really emjoyed this.
Promoting Your Poetry and Writing. - Part 8 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/22/2002 5:38:57 PM
Nice write, great information!
Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
Promoting Your Poetry and Writing. - Part 8 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/22/2002 10:25:27 AM
All good sound business advice,as in all the arts.
Where in whom you know is always more advantageous,that what you know.
I remember when I had music BA's sweeping the floor and making my coffee,when they knew the Head of a music Academy,was due to arrive,nine times out of ten that person never even noticed their beautiful playing,having already given a nod and a wink regarding who should be this years discovery.
Very interesting write.
Where will your poetry take you? - part 7 of 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/22/2002 7:10:25 AM
Nice writings, and great information! Thank you for sharing!
Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
Where will your poetry take you? - part 7 of 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/22/2002 2:07:04 AM
Thank you again.
Where will your poetry take you? - part 7 of 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/22/2002 1:37:56 AM
Very interesting and well thought out article
When I was in business(even less profitable than monthly magazines, that always seemed to go out of business just after they had collected the subscription)
If what I required to sell,was not dumped on my doorstep,rather than listen for hours to reps trying to sell me what I did not want.
I would go out and find it,presumably the same happens in your business,so one can safely assume,that if a authors work is not snapped up immediately, it has little merit and no commercial value.
Just a thought.
Where will your poetry take you? - part 7 of 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/22/2002 1:18:43 AM
the real rewards of writing poety is sharing thoughts... cash is rare to get and really not that important in the creative scheme of things... good write...
Where will your poetry take you? - part 7 of 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/21/2002 8:59:11 PM
Couldn't give you top marks because I understood every word without needing to go to a tea,no tesseract,no thesathing; anyway that word list comparison whatsit, and if I didn't have that need you can't be a real poet now can? **smirks** Peter
Where will your poetry take you? - part 7 of 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/21/2002 6:26:04 PM
Very informative write...Thank u!
What is Published? - Part1 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/21/2002 5:09:15 PM
I came to poetry six months ago having never even read a poem let a lone written one,and found that my preconceived ideas on what poetry meant were meaningless.
Having asked the question several times as to what a poem was,I found a great number of people had difficulty answering the question,as do I,
I have never considered myself to be a poet
merely some one who can make sentences rhyme,
and as it purely for my own pleasure,I have no great enthusiasm to see my name in print,
All I ever ask is for constructive criticism in order to hopefully improve,
If Trees. (A poem and its 'history' - so far!) (Poetry) - 6/21/2002 6:37:05 AM
Being a beginner to poetry,I had difficulty on lines 3 and four. eg Above fast spinning world
---Where scurry and flurry ----is how I would have written it
But I have only been writing six months.
I still have no idea what a poem is,
having never read any in I my entire life,I got a bit of a shock to see how modern poetry relates to my preconceived idea on the subject,
Hope you dont mind,being self taught I learn by asking questions
Writers' Block - A New Perspective! Part 5 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/20/2002 7:55:35 PM
what's writer block but a deep urge to create...
I did that! - Part 6 of a 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/19/2002 7:23:59 PM
has happened to me...good article...
I did that! - Part 6 of a 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/19/2002 5:28:37 PM
No one would want to "steal" my work. Thanks for the helpful hints. This is a great series.
I did that! - Part 6 of a 9 part series. (Poetry) - 6/19/2002 4:05:08 PM
I have had my writing stolen it is very frustrating to say the least!Excellent writing David!
Writers' Block - A New Perspective! Part 5 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/17/2002 1:07:09 AM
Another thank you for all your help. I write a weekly political op-ed for a newspaper and can use all the help I can get.
Poems, Perseverance and Politeness. - Part 4 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/14/2002 10:27:01 PM
clear and informative insight into the world of publishing...
Poems, Perseverance and Politeness. - Part 4 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/14/2002 4:06:15 PM
Thank you for your helpful article.
There are cats everywhere. (Children's book in manuscript stage). (Poetry) - 6/14/2002 2:13:58 PM
Happy this said 6 and "Up",,I enjoyed this very much!
Poems, Perseverance and Politeness. - Part 4 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/14/2002 2:08:10 PM
Outstanding and very informative!
Poems, Presentation and PCs - Part 3 of a 9 Part series (Poetry) - 6/10/2002 6:58:47 PM
Poems, Presentation and PCs - Part 3 of a 9 Part series (Poetry) - 6/9/2002 1:13:44 AM
Thanks for the interesting write. I know my work is not "polished" enough to be published, but I enjoyed reading this.
Is there anybody there? (Poetry) - 6/8/2002 11:00:19 AM
Great poem. Enjoyed this one a lot.
Help Wanted Desperate for a rejection slip! Part 2 of a 9 Part series. (Poetry) - 6/7/2002 8:05:21 PM
who cares? the only thing that matters is the love to create good verse...
Help Wanted Desperate for a rejection slip! Part 2 of a 9 Part series. (Poetry) - 6/7/2002 4:23:47 PM
This is quite interesting....
I too have recieved the
same letter from them..
With the exact words...
I also did some of my
own investigating them..
Yes, you are so right..
I made up a poem, that
absolutely made no sense..."jotted down
words that i made up"..
such as the title of
the title of the poem being "Inserable Lumte'.
By Betty Boobsiez
How interesting hummm...
"Betty Boobsiez has a unique talent"...
Also, Betty Boobsiez recieved an award for
her exceptional talent..
What a crock....
I told a friend of mine
about their scam...
At first i felt that
she did not believe me..
So i came across several
articles naming poetry.com as frauds...
I forward it to her...
She thanked me for saving her hundreds of dollars...
Also, the conventions
they have...Oh how they
built that up too...
I am glad you are writing this, and exposing the crooks that they are....
I am sure many, many people will learn from this....
Sad to say that many
innocent people fall
victim to this scam...
Help Wanted Desperate for a rejection slip! Part 2 of a 9 Part series. (Poetry) - 6/7/2002 3:43:49 PM
I totally agree. Organizations like poetry.com are taking advantage of the hopes and dreams of inexperienced aspiring poets, who are looking for an audience and feedback. And what they do is perfectly legal. You get what you for--instant "poet laureate". I've had one internet company (called "global publishing"? or something like that) keep asking me to use one of my poems that I never submitted in their "Who's Who In Poetry" anthology. I guess they got the poem from my website. They even send me a copy of my poem on a nice card stock paper with golden embroidering. I kept telling them no until they stopped calling me. Let's face it. Poetry.com is offering a "Poetry Laureate" course. It's a fucking joke. I'd rather have my poem in a small underground publication, than in some bullshit beautifully illustrated hardcover book, with thousands of other "winners", which I have to buy for $40-$60. Thanks for sharing your story. True poets seek the truth and leave fame to others.
What is Published? - Part1 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/7/2002 9:29:34 AM
This information is
I have been approached
by vanity publishers...
I absolutely "WILL NOT"
pay a publisher to publish my work...
I have been lucky
enough to have some of
my work published in a few magizines...
And a few small presses...
I write poetry for several greeting card sites as well...
I am trying to establish
a name for myself...
With my poetry, I think
that i may self publish.
I also have written two
novels that i am hoping
to get published by a
"If i am lucky enough".
Thank you for your tips.
I really do appreciate
What is Published? - Part1 of a 9 part series (Poetry) - 6/7/2002 5:18:41 AM
u magnificant bastard uve exposed me for the hack bottom feeder that I am, all I ask is that u keep filling my head with tips and shortcuts., cant wait for part2-Reilly
There are cats everywhere. (Children's book in manuscript stage). (Poetry) - 6/5/2002 5:07:52 PM
Wonderful and fun!
Is there anybody there? (Poetry) - 6/2/2002 12:42:20 PM
There are cats everywhere. (Children's book in manuscript stage). (Poetry) - 6/2/2002 12:40:34 PM
Loved this David - My cat's just given two of the fluffiest kittens - I adore cats
There are cats everywhere. (Children's book in manuscript stage). (Poetry) - 5/30/2002 10:53:09 AM
I enjoyed this:)Wonderfully written!!!
There are cats everywhere. (Children's book in manuscript stage). (Poetry) - 5/29/2002 5:13:49 PM
This was fun! Should definitely be a hit with children...
There are cats everywhere. (Children's book in manuscript stage). (Poetry) - 5/29/2002 1:27:05 PM
My 15 year old would even love this book..she's an animal lover...cute write.
Is there anybody there? (Poetry) - 5/29/2002 12:54:01 PM
Thanks for sharing this...
Is there anybody there? (Poetry) - 5/29/2002 11:40:07 AM
What can be said concerning this beautiful work? I look forward to more & MORE & MORE...
If Trees. (A poem and its 'history' - so far!) (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 7:19:14 PM
one of my favorite subjects... I did a series on trees. Beautiful write...
If Trees. (A poem and its 'history' - so far!) (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 5:44:28 PM
set free, the trees...
If Trees. (A poem and its 'history' - so far!) (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 5:21:49 PM
AH! very nice, my favorite's the weeping willow.
If Trees. (A poem and its 'history' - so far!) (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 4:25:26 PM
Perhaps they weep for us all. What a beautiful work!