Make my Twitter day - @amyhappens
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Published on September 27, 2014 13:45 • 415 views • Tags: poetry, twitter
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message 1: by Amy (new)

Amy ASK NOT IF POETRY IS DEAD, ASK HOW YOU CAN LIVE FOR POETRY.


message 2: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Lindow Dear Amy,

My name is Stephen Lindow and I'm happy to see there is a group for poets on GoodReads. I'm having an opportunity in finding access to it though. Can you help?

I'd like to join in critique & sharing groups and also I'd like to submit a poem for the monthly poetry contest.

Best,
Stephen


message 3: by Shirani (new)

Shirani Hi Amy,

Thanks for the news about the article "Women Of Color Still Denied The Love They Deserve From Literary Journals."
I think there should be a study on literary competitions as well. Most competitions claim they are international yet the winners are 90 percent of the time white. I think the reason for non whites not making it in competitions and even in getting published in literary magazines may have something to do with the way we write - the style, language and even names of characters. Editors and even judges of competitions maybe unconsciously looking for a "type" of writing that is familiar to them, thereby rejecting what is different, and that difference maybe the nuanced writing of non whites and women. I also find that most competitions are won by either teachers or students of MFA. Maybe its a clue that a MFA student writes in a way that is different from one that has not studied writing. It could also be the answer why judges seem to pick them as winners over other entries as the judges themselves have gone through the MFA mill and are looking for MFA writing. This is sad because some of the greatest poets around the world never formally studied writing but wrote because they could write and their individuality stood out.

Also, I don't know if this might be helpful in any other surveys but I thought I'd include it in. As an Asian I don't know if I fall into the category of women of color as its not something I identify with. Therefore I'd probably overlook anything that says "women of color" in a headline. Other Asian women might also feel the same.


message 4: by Seth (new)

Seth Kupchick Thanks for the invite. Always nice to write for the masses. Makes me feel like poet/scholar in the days of the Han dynasty.


message 5: by Ilana (new)

Ilana Amy wrote: "ASK NOT IF POETRY IS DEAD, ASK HOW YOU CAN LIVE FOR POETRY."


message 6: by Ilana (new)

Ilana Ilana wrote: "Amy wrote: "ASK NOT IF POETRY IS DEAD, ASK HOW YOU CAN LIVE FOR POETRY.""


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