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Old 11-14-2018, 01:06 PM
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Default Poem in Avery Shorts

I have a poem today in Avery Shorts published out of Columbia University’s Books on Architecture and the City. It is not a poetry journal but a hybrid chain-letter/zine for short-form architectural writing sent to architects and urban planners.

The poem was longlisted in the UK National Poetry Competition, which is apparently an accomplishment although it did not feel like one, but has not before now been published.

Anyway, thanks to those who offered tweaks when it was on the boards.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:25 PM
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Clever and witty, Walter. Congratulations.

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Old 11-14-2018, 02:18 PM
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Ah, I remember it well! I think I'd not long been on the sphere and remember loving it and it sending me happily a-googling.

Why didn't it feel like an accomplishment Walter?
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:24 PM
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Congratulations, Walter! I am keen on this piece and exceptionally the concluding stanza. Cheers.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:27 PM
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ill-laid plans
of Mieses and mans


--Excellent.


Congrats, Walter!
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:14 AM
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Thanks, everyone!

Mark, I guess being a name among many names did not excite me. And whatever cultural thrust the competition has in the UK is lessened in the US.

Avery Shorts is neat and anyone interested in architecture and design can sign up here.
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:25 AM
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Walter, this is fantastic. Another example of your brilliance.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:20 PM
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I agree, Andrew. Walter is brilliant.

He is also beautifully designed and urbanely planned.

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Old 11-15-2018, 08:20 PM
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Hah! Very funny.

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Old 11-15-2018, 10:14 PM
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These and this are a hoot and a half. I didn't even realize they were limericks (limeristic? limericky?) until I got half way into the second. Nantucket will never be the same.
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