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    I did not read the entire thread, but if the...

    I did not read the entire thread, but if the question centers on whether or not poetry is still relevant, it is not the right question. There are hundreds of web zines and magazines that I have...
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    There is, more correctly, a problem with how...

    There is, more correctly, a problem with how poetry is marketed by the publishing industry. There is a disconnect between literary journal dependence on university/college sponsorship, and...
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    That it is just my $#%^&&* luck that I invest in...

    That it is just my $#%^&&* luck that I invest in a particular blog site JUST BECAUSE I AM AN AMATEUR at blogging on a regular basis, and it has a significant Slavic population that employs an 8th...
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    Would you be able to show us an image of these,...

    Would you be able to show us an image of these, or direct me to one?

    Yes/No: I just scrolled back and read your post, thank you. Perhaps by morning I will have been able to read and gather my...
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    I am not particularly worried about his...

    I am not particularly worried about his sentimentality, as if it is a flaw at all it's relatively minor thus far. (I have not had the time yet to really mediate and absorb even the early pieces yet.)...
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    I take a huge leap of faith to suggest that the...

    I take a huge leap of faith to suggest that the best Victorian poets still have a dialectic with the Modernists. You noted Yeats transition yourself from late Romantic to early Modernism in the past,...
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    And perhaps a younger and fresher mind might...

    And perhaps a younger and fresher mind might remind me of a few basic differences between the Romantic and Victorian poets? I have studied Browning in recent years, and rank him highly in his...
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    I neglected to mention in my starter thread that...

    I neglected to mention in my starter thread that I am new to Hopkins' work. I may have known his name, but little else in terms of biography, influences, or what is worth liking about him, as more...
  9. Mmm, I am certainly not adverse to the return of...

    Mmm, I am certainly not adverse to the return of patronage, mon ami. There is something uncomfortable, all the same, about the loss of social cohesion in a media saturated age, with Ebert virtually...
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    If one comes to admire Henry James, he becomes a...

    If one comes to admire Henry James, he becomes a lifelong project, and in this sense, I literally never abandon his work, akin to Shakespeare, who cannot be abandoned by any serious writer of...
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    Gerald Manley Hopkins discussion

    Andrew Sullivan, whose blog I occasionally follow, was recently sick, his recovery complicated to some degree. He posted a Gerald Manley Hopkins devotional piece to the Virgin that struck a hard...
  12. Patrick, I believe you have hit on a trend, which...

    Patrick, I believe you have hit on a trend, which is why I believe I focused my blog on disability film arts rather than disability in literature, even though both topics can be considered esoteric....
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    Success also takes planning, I don't care how...

    Success also takes planning, I don't care how young or how old you are, and my questions may have been assertive, but exposed that Snowman needs to focus on organization, especially in a live format....
  14. Robin, Like the titles of manuscripts, ideas...

    Robin,

    Like the titles of manuscripts, ideas cannot be copyrighted, so regardless of how cautious one is or isn't, if you suggest something that someone else completes first, that's life...
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    My pointers, Snow, despite the egalitarian lack...

    My pointers, Snow, despite the egalitarian lack of either ambition or any form of serious focus in the LNF on writing as a craft, are as follows, concentrating on fiction, since this seems to be your...
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    Starting small might also make finding your pace...

    Starting small might also make finding your pace easier. I am exhausted from driving my new, obscenely slow, power chair. If I catch my second wind, I will stop by later and offer you a pointer or...
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    Right now I really don't have the time. I have no...

    Right now I really don't have the time. I have no objections to your desire Snow, and maybe an informal group with you and friends is something that would please you, but what you and the other...
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    Most workshop facilitators have teaching...

    Most workshop facilitators have teaching experience and some sort of specific goals in mind, but given that this forum is what it is, good luck to you. I doubt you will find people who want to...
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    Against my better judgment, I utterly fail to see...

    Against my better judgment, I utterly fail to see why LOTR ignites such passion. It is a movement work that reinvented fantasy as a genre, and I am studying what makes genre new and exploitative for...
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    Although luke can take care of himself, in this...

    Although luke can take care of himself, in this case he happens to be right about reverse snobbery leading to a kind of tunnel vision, like what Daniel Schneider does with Cosmoetica, attacking...
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    What are your qualifications, if I may ask, and...

    What are your qualifications, if I may ask, and do you have the goals of the group defined?
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    This debate has seemingly devolved into your...

    This debate has seemingly devolved into your social pathology is better than mine, and it is not really an indicator of cultural apex, cultural golden age, or cultural decline.

    Look, I complain on...
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    If, Aunt, you might be interested in what...

    If, Aunt, you might be interested in what perspectives a literary author might have to offer on the issue of cultural disintegration, you might try reading A.S. Byatt's "Raw Material", which is a...
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    I think the school violence Neely mentions is...

    I think the school violence Neely mentions is sociological in nature more than cultural, though it should be noted that *ghetto chic* is now part of that dynamic. Declinists have been worried about...
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    No slight intended to Aunt, but I don't...

    No slight intended to Aunt, but I don't understand in what sense this debate is worth having. I am the grand daughter of a Roman shoe maker, and an invalid. Am I literate? Goes without saying....
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