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POLEMICS

Hi Sue:  Thanx for this poem but I can’t use it.  Truthfully I am not looking for any writing on SARSCOV2 COVID19.  Way to polemical from my perspective. Not a subject I wish to see addressed in poems.  Leave it to the debate between maim stream media and alternate nooz outlets. Larry Ziman

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DIFFER ANTS

 The principal principle of individual satisfaction in aesthetics is the very reason a healthy culture has a diversity and adversity of work and opinion in the arts. A monolithic mindset among artists and artist’s critics is the greatest enemy of joy.  This principal principle of aesthetics derives from the principal principle of morality, exercise freewill with…

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CASEY AT THE BAT

Is the baseball ballad, “Casey at the Bat,” written by Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1863-1940) and published under the name “Phin” in The Daily Examiner in San Francisco on June 3, 1888, the greatest American poem of all time ? You be the judge. Casey at the Bat The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine…

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NO OFFENSE TAKEN

TGAPS is the most open site to submit to.  I accept unlimited submissions so I can find what I am looking for which I don’t know until I find it.  A writer could submit 50 pieces to TGAPS and have them all rejected, but then the 51st piece is accepted because it just happens to…

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EXERCISE FREEWILL WITH GOODWILL TOWARD SELFRULE

The principal principle of individual satisfaction in aesthetics is the very reason why a healthy culture has a diversity and adversity of work and opinion in the arts. A monolithic mindset among artists and artists’ critics is the greatest enemy of joy. This principal principle of aesthetics derives from the principal principle of morality, exercise…

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CHARLATANS, DILETTANTES AND CONNOISSEURS

I have been publishing poetry since 1978 when I put out my first anthology magazine called URTHKIN. And since then I have literally perused tens of thousands of “so-called” poems.  The single most misunderstood issue in the poetry culture in America and probably around the world is just what does the word “poetry” means and…

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OPINIONATED

Hi Arthur: The way I see it the word “opinionated” applies to someone who has very strong opinions and will not tolerate discussion or criticism of their cherished o(pi)nions.  They will roll up the glazed-over windows of their irrational minds and drive away into darkness the second anyone peels back the layers of their superficialities,…

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BUSYBODY CHANTS

Hi Ted:  Thanx but I can’t use these ten poems because they are not what I am looking for.  I loathe uninhabited writing about nature with platitude attitude plastered on the end smothered with philosophikill pontificaSHUNS euFEMising the propieties of conventional, wisedum, die-a-tribing, her-anguing blitherings memeCRYING the misosophikill conjeerings of the politikill historikill-hysterikill ROR of…

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SELECTION PROCESS

Hi Shelly: I do not (r)eject poets. I (r)eject poems. Therefore I am open to unlimited submissions from any poet. I actually got a kick out of your poem, and I’ll consider it for TGAPS 4. THIS IS NOT AN ACCEPTANCE. After I collect a lot of ‘considered’ poems, then much later I review them and decide which ones…

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UNLIMITED SUBMISSIONS

Hi Don:  Why keep submitting?  Because you just might have a poem I’d want to publish.  Look, 99.99% of all poems ever written are junk mail.  I’m looking for that .01%.  Hard to find. Never know where I’ll find it.  You could send me 50 poems and I’d probably reject them all.  But then you’d…

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