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Poetic injustuce: Locals respond to N.C.'s poet laureate ...

Absolutely... poetry, art and music should be required classes in any school.  (Monday | post #2)

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100 Worthy Poets from the Past 100 Years

Here it is... the 41 Worthy Poets from the Past 100 Years (part one of 100). E.E. Cummings Robert Frost Dylan Thomas T.S. Eliot Ezra Pound Jim Morrison Patti Smith Allen Ginsberg Jack Kerouac John Berryman Well, that's ten, in no real order, love all those poets. Seems I can go possibly to 20 without a big wait: 11.) Frank O'Hara 12.) Gregory Corso 13.) Pablo Neruda 14.) Charles Bukowski 15.) Lawrence Ferlinghetti 16.) Rod McKuen 17.) Carl Sandberg 18.) Anne Waldmann 19.) Bob Dylan 20.) Anne Sexton Okay, all of the above have been important poetss to me at some time or another in my life and studies, and I find I can easily make thirty, now that the coffee is working on my head. 21.) Leonard Cohen 22.) Sylvia Plath 23.) Carson McCullers 24.) William B. Yeats 25.) Edna St. Vincent Millay (newest poet on the list to me!) 26.) Rudyard Kipling 27.) Robert W. Service 28.) Leroi Jones aka Amiri Baraka 29.) Dale Houstman 30.) Phil Ochs And, on to 40... there really was Some good/interesting poetry produced in the 20th Century... 31.) Tom Snelling 32.) Stuart Leichter 33.) Seaborn Jones 34.) Gary Snyder 35.) Richard Brautigan 36.) Ken Nordine 37.) Shel Silverstein 38.) Dennis M. Hammes 39.) Ayn Rand 40.) Delmore Schwartz 41.) Lou Reed Okay, that's getting about it for right off the top shelf poets. There's probably a dozen more at least I'm not remembering right off hand, locals and Usenet writers would fill 20-30 spots easy, and they do count. Placing this elsewhere, you are encouraged to come and add your favorite poet list as well. https://groups.goo gle.com/d/msg/alt. arts.poetry.commen ts/MHWofBjCDtQ/Qj8 00ajPhxYJ And so it goes.  (Monday | post #1)

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For Dear FlowerChild

Good morning Flower... spent a few minutes this morning thinking about poets, and am thinking it would be interesting and fun to see what the Topix folks think, and maybe come add thir lists, kind of a poll of sorts: Here it is... the 41 Worthy Poets from the Past 100 Years (part one of 100). E.E. Cummings Robert Frost Dylan Thomas T.S. Eliot Ezra Pound Jim Morrison Patti Smith Allen Ginsberg Jack Kerouac John Berryman Well, that's ten, in no real order, love all those poets. Seems I can go possibly to 20 without a big wait: 11.) Frank O'Hara 12.) Gregory Corso 13.) Pablo Neruda 14.) Charles Bukowski 15.) Lawrence Ferlinghetti 16.) Rod McKuen 17.) Carl Sandberg 18.) Anne Waldmann 19.) Bob Dylan 20.) Anne Sexton Okay, all of the above have been important poetss to me at some time or another in my life and studies, and I find I can easily make thirty, now that the coffee is working on my head. 21.) Leonard Cohen 22.) Sylvia Plath 23.) Carson McCullers 24.) William B. Yeats 25.) Edna St. Vincent Millay (newest poet on the list to me!) 26.) Rudyard Kipling 27.) Robert W. Service 28.) Leroi Jones aka Amiri Baraka 29.) Dale Houstman 30.) Phil Ochs And, on to 40... there really was Some good/interesting poetry produced in the 20th Century... 31.) Tom Snelling 32.) Stuart Leichter 33.) Seaborn Jones 34.) Gary Snyder 35.) Richard Brautigan 36.) Ken Nordine 37.) Shel Silverstein 38.) Dennis M. Hammes 39.) Ayn Rand 40.) Delmore Schwartz 41.) Lou Reed Okay, that's getting about it for right off the top shelf poets. There's probably a dozen more at least I'm not remembering right off hand, locals and Usenet writers would fill 20-30 spots easy, and they do count. Placing this elsewhere, you are encouraged to come and add your favorite poet list as well. https://groups.goo gle.com/d/msg/alt. arts.poetry.commen ts/MHWofBjCDtQ/Qj8 00ajPhxYJ And so it goes.  (Monday | post #24252)

Columbus, GA

SOA Watch may protest on Fort Benning Road under new plan

Excellent point... we pick and choose what causes we want to support, or even spend our time hearing about. freedom works like that, both ways.  (Monday | post #2)

Columbus, GA

Crime in Columbus

I've heard some hilarious pronunciations of "Opelika " as well!  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #35)

Columbus, GA

Is DooNanny really dead?

Thanks for the heads-up, I'll check that out.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #150)

Columbus, GA

Excessive force? CSU shooting will be judged by precedent...

I just got blasted and flamed on another Forum where I was informed the GBI investigated the shooting, found the officer was "okay" and he's back on duty, case closed and over with. And so it goes.  (Wednesday Aug 20 | post #16)

Columbus, GA

Is DooNanny really dead?

The very similar Junk Fest is definitely on for September 27th, behind Gina' Junk Thrift Store on Buena Vista Road.  (Wednesday Aug 20 | post #148)

Columbus, GA

Excessive force? CSU shooting will be judged by precedent...

Yes, interesting the (to me) much worse local event has apparently been swept under the rug. Good rule of thumb... don't run from the police. Be polite and do what they tell you to do. Hopefully by always following those two rules a person is less likely to get shot and killed by a cop!  (Tuesday Aug 19 | post #14)

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For Dear FlowerChild

Good Afternoon, Flower Child!  (Tuesday Aug 19 | post #24238)

Columbus, GA

Excessive force? CSU shooting will be judged by precedent...

As I told two poet friends of mine who are outraged over the events in Ferguson: On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:24:05 PM UTC-4, Michael Pendragon wrote: > On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:33:38 PM UTC-4, Hieronymous707 wrote: > > > Here's a Tip. All politics is local. > > I suppose ... if you consider *national* to be "local." Last spring we had a local incident, that as far as I know, gained no national attention. I really don't deal much with politics, but the events were disturbingly similar to the Ferguson events, except almost zero protest. Check it out, don't just take my word for it.  (Tuesday Aug 19 | post #11)

Columbus, GA

Is DooNanny really dead?

Alabama Chanin's statement was there will be a Doo-Nanny in 2015, she's Butch Anthony's "significant other", so her statements have a bearing in fact. Doo-Nanny (the spring version, the fall Boo-Nanny has been defunct for a couple of years now already) is always held around the same time, late March, so if there's a 2015 one, I'd expect it to be around that time.  (Tuesday Aug 19 | post #145)

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The Edge of the Forest

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"I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me..." -Humphrey Bogart

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