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Poetry / Re: poetry defined
« Last post by Vijaya on Today at 05:55 PM »
Pons, I agree with everything you said.


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Book Talk / Re: Re: Whatcha reading?
« Last post by Vijaya on Today at 05:51 PM »
Anne, that sounds sooooo good. And we are partial to food trucks since Max worked at Dashi (Asian+Latin) last summer.
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Poetry / Re: poetry defined
« Last post by Pons on Today at 05:51 PM »
good writing=the best words in the best order

 :like

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Book Talk / Re: Whatcha reading?
« Last post by AnneB on Today at 05:35 PM »
The Way You Make Me Feel, by Maurene Goo. Clara Shin pushes a joke too far and nearly burns down her school. Her dad sentences her to a summer working on his Korean-Brazilian fusion food truck in order to pay for the damage; what's worse, the parents of the other person [unwillingly] involved in the prank has to work there as well.

Non-memorable title (although it does reflect the theme), but a  terrific book--and I speak as a very jaded  reader of YA. I could not  wait to see what happened next and I am very sad the library is closed for the long Memorial Day weekend because I want to read her debut as well.

Also, I'm now lusting for pastéis  but alas, I seem to be in a food desert as far as Brazilian food-truck fare goes in southeatern Wisconsin.  Upscale roasted meats, sure, but no street food :(
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Bed time stories for Babybug?
« Last post by annie-noll on Today at 05:29 PM »
Thank you very much!
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Poetry / Re: poetry defined
« Last post by carrots on Today at 05:28 PM »
JFriday and Pons, I think you're both SO right.

When I look down at my latest PB manuscript in prose, I laugh over all the arrows and stars and cross-outs - evidence that I am forever trying to put those best words in their best order, whatever the form. We all are.

Borrowing from pons, I think this is the definition to use:

good writing=the best words in the best order
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Bed time stories for Babybug?
« Last post by Cindyb on Today at 05:25 PM »
Yes, the topic is appropriate. Check their guidelines to see if the piece meets their other criteria.
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Magazines & Ezines / Bed time stories for Babybug?
« Last post by annie-noll on Today at 04:11 PM »
Hi friends,

I wrote a poem/story for Baby Bug called Goodnight Dance. It's very bedtime appropriate. Does Baby Bug even publish bed time-like stories/poems?

Thanks the insight!
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Thanks for sharing. This is great.
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Poetry / Re: poetry defined
« Last post by Pons on Today at 03:35 PM »
I think she's missed the mark. I have read breathtaking prose where the words are in the absolutely best order. I have also read junk poetry, where the words have been tortured into a weird sort of order. I know there are good and bad examples of both prose and poetry: I'm not trying to say one is bad and one is good. It's just that her definition isn't right. (IMHO)

Poetry is a condensed form of communication that involves figurative language (and often meter) to convey its message. The tendency today to take a prose sentence, chop it up onto different lines, and call it poetry curls my toes. :)
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