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November 26, 2011

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Thanks for replying on your penultimate blog below Bruce. I was being deliberately provocative in an extemporized response, more to see if (and if, how) you'd bite.

I often think it can be a tad discouraging for some authors of these blogposts if they don't get much of a response, and I can understand by your lucid reply that a somewhat cynical reader like myself can often misform a picture of 'you' in their minds based on the one-way monologues the blogs here often become over the course of the guest writer's week. It's easy to sit here generating uncharitable thoughts about thinkers like yourself trying to pitch a good idea to the (relatively) small parish of poetry heads who read this blog, especially if we (as I usually do) form our opinions on only a few minimal texts this type of blog throws up.

Anyway, what I am trying to say is good luck. Take no notice of my (minor) gripes. You are right, it is all still inchoate and unfixed.

Sorry Dave.

I got carried away as I extemporized so no probs if this babble's removed.

~

I love you Bruce my darling dearest deepest out-there chum.

To be honest though, I hadn't read most of your blog announcing the idea you had that morning to set up one of the world's most prestigous literary prizes.

I began skimming from the title on, after a first few lines in this fairly long post you wrote that I didn't read before responding to. Twice.

The initial couple of response were extemporized, the same as your post itself, but now I have read your ideas through fully, though I skimmed through/past the poem excerpts as one can fake familiarity with the work of these authors and, like the enthusiastic cheerleaders for buying their books we are - the same as numerous other professional poetry supporters in a similar situation - we remain alert and positive to, not only what is, but what can be and does happen in our sole song

Recline and Fall – A history of deck-chairs
The Wimp in The Willows – A timid Mr. Toad
is terrified by motor-cars.
The Naked Lurch - Guide to nude volleyball

The Da Vinci Cone – A great inventor turns his attention to ice-cream.

I am editorially extemporizing an exercise of the hand and mind Bruce, thinking about what you wrote, about debates being a positive outcome of your new most prestigous planetary poetry-in-English prize that will extend to us editors and readers, critical savvy in a pleasantly readable voice the Reader has come to expect and explain to us the readers, what loyalties to one another we can expect, in the conversation and occurence of numerous debates, opining on such things that quicken the mind and create a safe and secure, positive and profitable arena in which we all can speak freely of what concern for excellence in everything we think, we have, including

The White Moddess – Robert Graves examines 60s teen culture.

The Interpretation of Creams – Dr. Freud presents his survey of recommended beauty products.

A Christmas Carrot – A shortage of poultry leads one Victorian family to economise one yuletide.

Lawrence of Alabia – a cunning linguist battles a speech impediment

The Lord of The Rinks – The rise of an ice-skating magnate.

A Farewell To Arse - A former libertine takes vows of celibacy.

The Gropes of Wrath – Failing banker takes it out on lap-dancers.

I cannot help copying and pasting some of my favorite attempts by several of one's most warmly regarded colleagues who share felicity and feeling for instinctively generated, extemporized poetry exercises that generate these movie titles the regular doggerelists and llaureates both, performing positively in print. Playing

Mess of the d’Urbervilles – Kim and Aggie clean up in Wessex

Angela’s Rashes – how one Limerick woman confounded Harley St.

Sinbad the Soiler – A young man’s battle with incontinence.

Perhaps form is being wrought, chisselled out, appearing new like one of the future Coconut anthologies will, next year, and in which we can discuss with ourselves, what contestants it is we belive most deserving of our support as a person who created one of the English world's most amazingly innovative, serious yet light-hearted, disposable and permanent, all things to all literary lovers prizes, like us, BC, original and dumb intuition astute, canny and quick witted clever blogs

The Habbit – A grim portrayal of The Shire’s heroin problem.

Gone With The Wand – Scarlet O’Hara marries a wizard.
Waterslip Down ~ How to install gutters and drainpipes
Treasure Inland – Adventures of a Swiss pirate.

The Bing and I - Mrs. Crosby’s biopic

Tweet Me in St. Louis – Heart-warming adventures of a young girl and her forays into social media.

Dude, Where’s My Carp? – Hilarious comedy involving a couple of hapless amnesiac fishermen.

To The Lighthorse – Virginia Woolf joins the 17th Lancers.

Lust For Fife - Van Gogh conceives a passion for Scotland.

Reservoir Digs – Harvey Keitel rents an apartment with a water-view.

The Cunt of Monte Christo - Bill Clintons Guide To Adult Fun With Cigars.

~

We need to talk English as a community who share the same language.

I want to not only double the prize money by contributing $100 to the scheme, but own the project by adding a further amount for additional finalists. To widen participation. Thirteen finalist, that more than doubles the targetd goal of making more poets known who deserve to be, of which there are thousands flooding out from all territories on the English speaking world. Billions, potentially, Bruce - our reader's are.

A billion loyal poetry fantatics spending on our extensive and incomparable stable of poetry greatness, is a lotta cash, baby!


Bleak Horse – Black Beauty’s battle with depression
Finnegans Cake – for those who like convoluted recipes
At Swim Two Bards – the Brownings on holiday

A Rivet Runs Through It – Chevrolet repair handbook.
June Eyre – why your name matters.

~

Come back soon. We love you for your mind Bruce Covey!

Sorry Bruce I just sent a comment that disappeared into the spam holding area because it was too long, and it may well not it appear here. David, please send Bruce my comment.

Thank you very much.

The general thrust of the comment focussed on what you had to say in the original post I confessed I responded to twice without reading. I have now read your ideas and was trying to convey sincerity.

Cheers.

~

I am editorially extemporizing an exercise of the hand and mind Bruce, thinking about what you wrote, about debates being a positive outcome of your new most prestigous planetary poetry-in-English prize that will extend to us editors and readers, critical savvy in a pleasantly readable voice the Reader has come to expect and explain to us the readers, what loyalties to one another we can expect, in the conversation and occurence of numerous debates, opining on such things that quicken the mind and create a safe and secure, positive and profitable arena in which we all can speak freely of what concern for excellence in everything we think, we have, including

The White Moddess – Robert Graves examines 60s teen culture.

The Interpretation of Creams – Dr. Freud presents his survey of recommended beauty products.

A Christmas Carrot – A shortage of poultry leads one Victorian family to economise one yuletide.

Lawrence of Alabia – a cunning linguist battles a speech impediment

The Lord of The Rinks – The rise of an ice-skating magnate.

A Farewell To Arse - A former libertine takes vows of celibacy.

The Gropes of Wrath – Failing banker takes it out on lap-dancers.

I cannot help copying and pasting some of my favorite attempts by several of one's most warmly regarded colleagues who share felicity and feeling for instinctively generated, extemporized poetry exercises that generate these movie titles the regular doggerelists and llaureates both, performing positively in print. Playing

Mess of the d’Urbervilles – Kim and Aggie clean up in Wessex

Angela’s Rashes – how one Limerick woman confounded Harley St.

Sinbad the Soiler – A young man’s battle with incontinence.

Perhaps form is being wrought, chisselled out, appearing new like one of the future Coconut anthologies will, next year, and in which we can discuss with ourselves, what contestants it is we belive most deserving of our support as a person who created one of the English world's most amazingly innovative, serious yet light-hearted, disposable and permanent, all things to all literary lovers prizes, like us, BC, original and dumb intuition astute, canny and quick witted clever blogs

The Habbit – A grim portrayal of The Shire’s heroin problem.

Gone With The Wand – Scarlet O’Hara marries a wizard.
Waterslip Down ~ How to install gutters and drainpipes
Treasure Inland – Adventures of a Swiss pirate.

The Bing and I - Mrs. Crosby’s biopic

Tweet Me in St. Louis – Heart-warming adventures of a young girl and her forays into social media.

Dude, Where’s My Carp? – Hilarious comedy involving a couple of hapless amnesiac fishermen.

To The Lighthorse – Virginia Woolf joins the 17th Lancers.

Lust For Fife - Van Gogh conceives a passion for Scotland.

Reservoir Digs – Harvey Keitel rents an apartment with a water-view.

The Cunt of Monte Christo - Bill Clintons Guide To Adult Fun With Cigars.

We need to talk English as a community who share the same language.

Thanks, Kevin! I'm glad my posts could generate such an extensive response. I have no problem whatsoever with your "gripes" as you call them and am happy to be in conversation! Underneath my irony, as I mentioned earlier, I was trying to make a serious point. But again, I have no special claims to the role of editor or award-giver. Anyone who sees a gap in award or anthology representation should fill that gap her- or himself. Again, thanks so much for your well wishes!
All best,
Bruce

Bruce, despite the fact that Kevin's username links back to my blog, he doesn't speak for me or represent my views. He's a fellow who comments on my blog; I consider him a pal but he's not my cat's paw. I just wanted to make that clear.

Good luck with your project

Mishari (AKA Politely Homicidal)

Oh, thanks, Mishari! I hadn't clicked on the link before now, but your blog looks cool. Thank you for the well wishes! Take care!
Bruce

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