Poetry Reading

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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by keats » Sun May 18, 2014 11:06 am

Oh, and do you know where I keep my Lawn Mower?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Glenny Palmer » Sun May 18, 2014 11:20 am

My cat needs worming. She's becoming disagreeable.................. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Heather » Sun May 18, 2014 2:32 pm

So now we all know what is wrong with MartyB. Big ones, fat ones, teeny weeny baby ones....

Nei you are sounding more like a horse every day..... :roll:

Right, you all over that now? Next discussion,.,,,,, :roll:

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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by manfredvijars » Sun May 18, 2014 3:55 pm

keats wrote:Oh for Christ's sake! If you want to read then bloody read! If the competition says recite then recite! The opportunities for ambush Poets to perform is dwindling significantly so either read where they allow it or perform by memory where most Poetry venues employ you for. This is becoming a very old arguement. So basically give a lot of thought to whether you want a paid career or just go out to do for the sake of fun (or ego). If you wish to make a career out of it, then be professional and commit your poetry to memory. If you just want to piddle about with small venues and little festivals, then bloody read it! The choice of where you want to take your poetry is up to you! So stop trying to justify reading poetry at every festival and event. Do it for fun or as a career. It really doesn't impact on anyone else!

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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Bob Pacey » Sun May 18, 2014 4:48 pm

The bloody speling hase gone to pavk here on this site.


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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Mal McLean » Sun May 18, 2014 5:04 pm

Well at North Pine Camp Oven this coming August we will have a "reading" section for those who wish to get a foot in the door or who find they can't memorise as well as they would like, or perhaps they just are lovers of poetry.....

In any event, the works must be the readers original work and if you enter this category you can not enter a performance section.

As our focus this year is on workshops it will allow the writers who are not performers an opportunity to put into effect what they have learned.

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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Bob Pacey » Sun May 18, 2014 5:49 pm

That's a bit double Dutch Mal, why encourage someone as you say to ( get a foot in the door ) then close the door in their face ?


To win in both sections would be a real feather in the cap I reckon and it would encourage someone who writes to enter a poem recently written that they have not had time to learn ?

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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by manfredvijars » Sun May 18, 2014 6:38 pm

Training and encouragement is the focus of this festival - AND enticing some new blood who want to write and perform ....
Competitions are for all the experts among us who have nowhere else to go ...
(Not everything is about winning competitions .... :o )

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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Bob Pacey » Sun May 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Never said it was Manny but the rule seems odd.

Like saying only poems about drying stockmen or such can enter a particular section or such ?


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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by manfredvijars » Sun May 18, 2014 7:34 pm

Hardly Bob. This is the first time North Pine have done this format. The competition mindset is extremely entrenched in most of us "old poets". Competitions suck up a lot of club resources, human and financial, and only benefit the few.

Hardly anyone wants to break the (competition) mould and seem determined to take that to their graves - along with our craft.

Is this the right path? We have no idea!
What we do know is that a 'competition' is NOT a Festival.

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