April is, indeed, the cruelest month . . .

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by riverwriter
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting board error messages? Post them here.
Replies: 35
Views: 33190

If you can post here, you can post there.
by riverwriter
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting board error messages? Post them here.
Replies: 35
Views: 33190

It is also possible that your connection has timed out. You might try logging out and logging in to see if you can post right after logging in. I have had that problem on several forums.
by riverwriter
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Is Verse a Dying Technique?"
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

The article itself does not appear to be available online directly, but there is a discussion of the point with some synopsis of the article in http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16222
by riverwriter
Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 2706

Season's Greetings

I want to wish all you Zeugmites cheer at this dark time of the year, when our ancient ancestors wondered if the sun would ever return. As we know, it does return, and will again this year. (I hope; at least I'm pretty certain it will, heh-heh :?). Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year. I ...
by riverwriter
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting board error messages? Post them here.
Replies: 35
Views: 33190

I wonder if this is a server overload problem. I run another forum for our Barbershop chorus with this ISP, and we get quite a few errors over there. They report as database errors, although diagnosis of the database always comes up clean. The log shows that the database was not available.
by riverwriter
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 4
Views: 3374

Gary, you've lost me. Are you in your cryptic way referring to NaBloPoMo, to which mspixieears refers in her blog? I didn't know about that either, and I post every day in my poetry blog. Of course, my wife is convinced I live in my own universe . . . Anyway, welcome to Zeugma, ears--is it all right...
by riverwriter
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Companion for Owls by Maurice Manning
Replies: 2
Views: 2766

I suggest you consider work by Jeff Streeby. Jeff writes long historical narratives about characters of the US west, with a wonderful eye for detail and a superb lyrical sensibility. Here is a link to his main site: http://www.cowboypoetry.com/sundaycreek.htm About the poem you posted: I wonder if i...
by riverwriter
Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's alive again
Replies: 6
Views: 3913

This is still Gary's show. He did (and does) all the administrative work. I just happened to have some space, and let this very worthwhile enterprise have a room. I hope we will see some of the old familiar (avatar) faces around here again soon; I notice some new ones having a go. I anticipate an in...
by riverwriter
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the art of imitation
Replies: 5
Views: 3912

Reading poetry is an important exercise for a poet, but developing your own voice comes from writing your own work from your own experience, developing the music in your own craft. I can see writing poems that use a particular form, such as a sonnet or haiku as a useful exercise for developing your ...
by riverwriter
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful resurgence
Replies: 0
Views: 2102

Wonderful resurgence

It is great to see so many new posts and critiques going up. I have so many deadlines facing me that I am unable to respond or post as often as I would like. I will jump in whenever I can. I am reading everything with great interest, but I just don't have time to give thoughtful replies. Cheers Doug...
by riverwriter
Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everybody asleep in here?
Replies: 5
Views: 4013

Gadzooks! There is life on this planet! We are saved! Alleluia!
by riverwriter
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everybody asleep in here?
Replies: 5
Views: 4013

Is everybody asleep in here?

Are we all holding our collective breaths, or what? I have been holding off because my last is the most recent post here, and that was several weeks ago. Hello? :?: I just checked again: my last post in the poetry section was April 2, so I suppose it wasn't several weeks ago; it just seems that way....
by riverwriter
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pen Names
Replies: 4
Views: 3556

Another concern about pen names is that you have to make your real name very clear to the publisher. I once had a pen name problem because the cheque was made out to my pen name and I couldn't cash it!

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