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Critique is failing again.

Grow a vagina, they are much tougher than balls. Neopoet goes through periods of wimpy mutual masturbartorium and periods of great critique, we are going through a bad one now.

This is NOT a social site, nor a place to express our personal puerile self expression, it is a workshop


Oh, yeah ! Watch out buddy, I will rip you apart, word for word, metaphor to metaphor!!!!


The worst thing that can happen to Neopoet is mediocrity.

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sEE MY CRITIQUE OF i scream AND YES, MEDIOCRITY is the poison that will kill poetry.

Sorry. I know I'm a bad penny. I know I like to rattle cages and upset the apple cart, but do you really still think Neopoet is a place for authentic critique?

First of all, for the most part if nice nice was not made, the critics were put on trial by fire. Remember when the AEC had to deal with hurt egos time after time? Remember when folks were expelled for being less than gracious with compliments and arse kissing?

If anyone wants real critiquing, Neopoet is not the place. I know others. But these, too, are divided into camps.
Those who like to hear the sound of their voices and those who know their stuff. And even that is divided into
those who kiss arses because a mediocre poem is written by a published poet and it is lauded. I was kicked out of that one because I said just that.

First of all, you really need some kind of experience, and self-publishing without having had to go through an editing process does not qualify and if you haven't been published in your own neighborhood, I'd risk an error on the side of questioning why not? Besides viable critics have some sort of education that sets them apart from poet wannabes, if their high opinion of themselves doesn't negate their own *poetential* to be taken seriously.

Just my thoughts. Take them or leave them.

Now we'd also have to discuss and agree as to what is and isn't poetry.


Now , listen to me, my Anna. If it were not for the harsh and at time brual crtiques [ I forgve you :) from you an d Jess, I w ould nt be w ritng better poetry.Yo have a special "edge" to yr critque, and t works,

I love you anyway :)

Heah the in depth critique is falling off a bit. Might it be that most are like me and allow new members a period of adjustment before really dissecting their work? Of course it's also possible that time constraints (it Does take time to do in depth critique) might be affecting some members as it has me lately. Not to worry as I think critique is cyclic and will pick up again soon.............stan

You may have noticed that my critiques have been gentler,. But bad, trite poetry needs to be named so.

At the risk of repeating myself Neopoet is a workshop.
"Critique, don’t comment. Neopoet is primarily a workshop environment,"

A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'

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On Neopoet the fact that all poets are tolerated to a point is not a bad thing.
Those that want to learn, can learn, and do learn..
Those as myself sometimes, that just want to write no matter what, as you sometimes say should go away.
If they did, then how the hell would you know a good poet from the run of the mill ones.
We all learn by being here, just one comment on a poem shows the author something about the construction of the piece they have written.
Even if it is that the write is rubbish.
As you keep saying:- "Critique, don’t comment. Neopoet is primarily a workshop environment,"
It comes back to the prime factor of being a workshop, I went through the site a while back and did a check on the number of Poets that take part in the main workshops, it was not good.
The workshops do function well though, they can at any time, take any of my writes, and use as an example of what to look out for, and what not to do, when writing (Ask first though lol) etc:
Have a good day out there, Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

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A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'

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