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    how come there's no poetry genre/category?

    not just poems dudes, songs! lyrcists almost always remain anonymous behind singer names, but they rock man, they are the real hearts & souls of music (aside from the composer of course).

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    Re: how come there's no poetry genre/category?

    Poetry is a hard-sell and it’s not only because most 'poets' are actually shyte - it is also because publishers DON'T publish poetry.

    And, for me at least, seeing a poorly written poem is much worse than seeing a poorly written chapter. Why? Because I can have hope that other chapters will be better but with a poem; well there is no room for the author to catch my interest if s/he fails to do so within the first two lines.

    Also, note to all up and coming poets -
    Rhythm IS NOT writing CAT, SAT, MAT, HAT……….

    As for music, this is WriterNet - there are plenty of music/lyric sites.
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    Re: how come there's no poetry genre/category?

    Ask Victoria for a poetry forum if you want it. We've got lots of empty stalls. Maybe she'll replace one of them with poetry and you can post poems.

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    Re: how come there's no poetry genre/category?

    Zeb Zeus will be thrilled. I'll be sure to shoot him a heads-up.


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    Re: how come there's no poetry genre/category?

    I'm sure omitting a Poetry/Lyrics forum was just an oversight and Victoria will remedy that.

    The last thing anybody wants is a horde of pissed-off poets. Being lashed with flowers isn't as much fun as it might sound.


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    Re: how come there's no poetry genre/category?

    Guess what I just saw beneath the General Fiction forum?

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