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Hi! I am new and wanted to introduce myself. I love to read and write poetry and fiction although my primary interest so far has been in the speculative genre (fantasy, horror, science fiction). But I am trying to branch out into more mainstream topics. I write mostly to entertain and for escapism but want to get more philosophical. Anyway, here are a couple acrostics to help you get to know me better. One is called "I AM ADAM" and the other is "I LOVE FANTASY".

Intelligent
Artistic
Musician
Accountant
Dad
Animal-lover
Meticulous

I'm A
Lover and faN
Of shorT
Volumes of megA
Enchanted storieS
Full of fancY
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Welcome to the pigpen, Torkelburger. I hope you enjoy your stay. Thumbsup

--Quix
The Soufflé isn’t the soufflé; the soufflé is the recipe. --Clara 
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Hi, all! I'm new here. I'm more of a reader than a poet. I realize this place is based largely on the workshop ethos, so is it ok for someone to be on here just to get a sense of community?

I'm terribly interested in reading threads, sharing thoughts about things I've been reading more than I am in critiquing. Currently reading Derek Walcott, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell Smile
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Well I think that's fine. I'm more of a reader too. The way I see it: if everyone just wanted to toss of poems into the air with no readers, this site would be boring. The discussing is the fun, right?

Nice to meet you!

(08-31-2020, 06:30 PM)laughs Wrote:  Hi, all! I'm new here. I'm more of a reader than a poet. I realize this place is based largely on the workshop ethos, so is it ok for someone to be on here just to get a sense of community?

I'm terribly interested in reading threads, sharing thoughts about things I've been reading more than I am in critiquing. Currently reading Derek Walcott, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell Smile
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Hiiiiiiii
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Hi - new here and new to writing poetry. I'm trying to use this as a way to process, and I'm not too familiar with technique. Looking forward to learning from everyone here!
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Hi everyone

I am an Afrikaans speaker from Cape town, South African.
I am glad to have stumbled upon this forum and am looking forward to add to the pool of knowledge and to learn from all of you.

Smile
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(09-03-2020, 12:46 AM)Valerie Please Wrote:  Well I think that's fine. I'm more of a reader too. The way I see it: if everyone just wanted to toss of poems into the air with no readers, this site would be boring. The discussing is the fun, right?

Nice to meet you!

(08-31-2020, 06:30 PM)laughs Wrote:  Hi, all! I'm new here. I'm more of a reader than a poet. I realize this place is based largely on the workshop ethos, so is it ok for someone to be on here just to get a sense of community?

I'm terribly interested in reading threads, sharing thoughts about things I've been reading more than I am in critiquing. Currently reading Derek Walcott, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell Smile

I do agree with what you say! Nice to meet you too. Smile
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Hi to newbies - I'm back after a long break and too many losses to deal with easily.
Actually, it’s only really poëtry if it comes from the Poët region of France. Otherwise, it’s just sparkling whine. -- Traditional
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But why did you leave, jusftmercedes, why did you go away?

They autocorrect with everything, but they they left that abstruse f. And that double, they.

They autocorrect with everything, but they they left that abstruse f. And that double, they.

They autocorrect with everything, but they they left that abstruse f. And that double, they.
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I changed computers and couldn't log in from my new one - found the emails in the 'pending out' of an email account I didn't ever use. Sad I thought you were all sick of me!
Actually, it’s only really poëtry if it comes from the Poët region of France. Otherwise, it’s just sparkling whine. -- Traditional
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(09-23-2020, 10:03 AM)just mercedes Wrote:  I changed computers and couldn't log in from my new one - found the emails in the 'pending out' of an email account I didn't ever use. Sad I thought you were all sick of me!

It’s reassuring to know that I’m not the only one with password problems 
Good to have you back.
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(09-23-2020, 10:06 AM)Evolutionisatheory Wrote:  
(09-23-2020, 10:03 AM)just mercedes Wrote:  I changed computers and couldn't log in from my new one - found the emails in the 'pending out' of an email account I didn't ever use. Sad I thought you were all sick of me!

It’s reassuring to know that I’m not the only one with password problems 
Good to have you back.



Thanks!
Actually, it’s only really poëtry if it comes from the Poët region of France. Otherwise, it’s just sparkling whine. -- Traditional
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Hi there, my name is Eva Wilson. I've been working for over 20 years in IT sector, as Project Manager, Team Leader and focused mainly in areas of IT services, e-Learning and consulting and now a days I am working for online dissertation proposal.
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(10-18-2020, 02:21 PM)evawilson886 Wrote:  Hi there, my name is Eva Wilson. I've been working for over 20 years in IT sector, as Project Manager, Team Leader and focused mainly in areas of IT services, e-Learning and consulting and now a days I am working for online dissertation proposal.
Hi, Eva, welcome to the pigpen.   We are always happy to have new members.  Please be aware that this is a poetry website and not a billboard.  You may post poetry (after, of course leaving feedback) but advertisements will deleted.  You forgot to mention poetry anywhere in your introduction.  What brings you to our humble shores?  Is writing poetry a new endeavor for you or is it a lifelong pursuit? 

—Quix
The Soufflé isn’t the soufflé; the soufflé is the recipe. --Clara 
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Hello - I am new to this site, but have been writing poetry for a long while and looking for a place to polish my rough diamonds.
I like all sorts of poetry but my favourite authors are John Hegley and Wendy Cope.
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(10-18-2020, 11:54 PM)philip Wrote:  Hello - I am new to this site, but have been writing poetry for a long while and looking for a place to polish my rough diamonds.
I like all sorts of poetry but my favourite authors are John Hegley and Wendy Cope.
Hello, Philip, 

Welcome, and happy diamond polishing!  Also, thank you for all the feedback you’ve already given. Big Grin

—Quix
The Soufflé isn’t the soufflé; the soufflé is the recipe. --Clara 
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Hi, thread.
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Hello, I started writing poetry at 16, was pretty serious about it until I got married at 27.  Sunday poet until I retired at 62.  Just after retirement, did a stint working with cut-ups (promise,no cut-ups will be proffered here!).  Nine months ago my son died of a accidental drug overdose, and the Muse began to return, a bit slowly at first, but now she's whipping me to work every day.  Almost immediately felt the need to be read and get some idea if this was poetry or whatever not-poetry should be called.  As to my reading taste, I'd probably be called a post-modernist fossil.

Checked out some other forums but this one felt special, especially after reading the first poem in Basic (at the time anyway) Pathos.

P.S.  Billy, you can ignore my email because, obviously, I got registered.  A friend 800 miles away was able to do it.  Go figure.
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Hello, TranquilityBase, and welcome.  It’s lovely to meet you.  I do agree with you that there is something special about the Pigpen.  Thank you for the critiques you’ve already provided, and I look forward to reading your poetry.  

P.S. I’m happy you were able to resolve your registration issue.  Our beloved founder, Billy, is no longer with us.  If you have difficulties in the future you can send a pm my way and I would be very happy to assist.  

All the best, 
—Quix





(01-31-2021, 09:06 AM)TranquillityBase Wrote:  Hello, I started writing poetry at 16, was pretty serious about it until I got married at 27.  Sunday poet until I retired at 62.  Just after retirement, did a stint working with cut-ups (promise,no cut-ups will be proffered here!).  Nine months ago my son died of a accidental drug overdose, and the Muse began to return, a bit slowly at first, but now she's whipping me to work every day.  Almost immediately felt the need to be read and get some idea if this was poetry or whatever not-poetry should be called.  As to my reading taste, I'd probably be called a post-modernist fossil.

Checked out some other forums but this one felt special, especially after reading the first poem in Basic (at the time anyway) Pathos.

P.S.  Billy, you can ignore my email because, obviously, I got registered.  A friend 800 miles away was able to do it.  Go figure.
The Soufflé isn’t the soufflé; the soufflé is the recipe. --Clara 
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