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Old 08-01-2017, 01:52 PM
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My UK poetry forum of choice for many years now is currently in the doldrums - serious doldrums - to the point where I am considering abandoning that ship.

Although I do not want to forsake the Sphere (oh my darlings), I rather like having two on the go, rather than just the one.

Can any kind reader recommend any to me? Ideally one that, having recommended it, they do not mind seeing me blundering into the thing in my hobnailed boots.

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Old 08-01-2017, 03:15 PM
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You might try something new--the most tweeted place on Twitter for formal poetry: @amjuster
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:45 PM
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Yes, you should all try Twitter. It's great! It helps if you know what "pwned" means.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:23 AM
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I've managed to write a sonnet in exactly 100 words, but 140 characters seems an impossible ask. I fear I would be pre-pwned.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:35 AM
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A sonnet in exactly 100 words. I should like to see that. Why did you do it, Ann?
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:12 AM
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It was ages ago, a bit political and dedicated to R S Thomas. Forget I mentioned it.

My point was that there is a limit to the size of a Twitterment and I wondered how it could work as an alternative poetry forum.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:58 AM
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Even limericks are hard in 140 characters, though there's a guy on twitter who routinely posts pretty good political limericks that he manages to make fit.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:29 AM
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Yes - but how does it work as a poetry forum...?

Is the Justerman taking the piss? I am pretty sure Quincy is - but...
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:30 AM
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It's different--and forced concision isn't all bad.

You can circumvent the 140 characters with links and photographed attachments. It would never work as a workshop, but we can get conversations of the kind we used to have at General Talk.

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Old 08-03-2017, 09:32 AM
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I was taking the piss a bit, but only a little. Twitter's more a rapid-fire conversation place-cum-bulletin board. I mostly use it for news and occasionally trolling right-wing politicians. It's also a major incubator for both liberal call-out culture/virtue-signaling and the 4chan gutter right's worst trolling instincts--I mean the people who figured out you could get the n-word past a censor-bot if you spelled it with two q's instead of two g's.
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