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  • RCJames
    It's called "hogging the board" 
    November 30
  • kennyc
    Welcome!

    November 30
  • russkigypsy

    Hey Beau,

    Here's something of interest for you



    November 19
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      https://memoirmixtapes.com/about-memoir-mixtapes/
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      https://memoirmixtapes.com/about-memoir-mixtapes/
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  • It's ok. Just figured it out. How does that happen? I spent an age trying to figure it out then decided to ask for help. At the point of submitting this request I realised my mistake. Is this an unspoken law, an unrecognised phenomenon?

    JJ

    October 2
  • Can anybody tell me how to attach an avatar? I'd be very grateful for any pointers.

    Best

    JJ
    October 2
  • An old man with a beautiful wife. When we're not travelling, we divide our time between three homes — in Ottawa, Canada, on a remote island in a remote Ontario lake, and in Pasadena, California. It depends whose children and grandchildren we want to see, or none. Poetry is my essential mode of self-knowledge. I have published five volumes, as E. Russell Smith. (website)


    September 29
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    • jjwilliamson
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      Hello to all.

      I'm so pleased to be here, mainly because of the excellent poems I have read recently. It's also great to see a few familiar names.

      Best

      JJ
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  • Laurie
    Are you still unable to get in there?

    lb

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  • Hey Beau.

    I started with IBM in 1962 & whored my way through Memorex & many others. Nearly the whole gamut of start-up co's thru Priam, Cogito etc... all the way thru 1997 when I moved South.

    One of my daughter's live on the top of Summit Road. I ought to call you sometime when I visit from Southern Ca.
    June 8
  • RCJames
    Rus - How ya doin?  - Could you highlight the txt on my Gospel Animare?  It's difficult to read black on grey  - Thanks Richard
    June 6
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  • RCJames
    Hi Rus - Can you tell me how to get in touch with Laurie? I have some information I need to get to her and I'm blocked, technically, from getting into Desert Moon.  Thanks - Richard
    May 26
  • russkigypsy
    Hi Rus,

    I hope all is well down your way. Here the struggle for teeth is fiercely fought.

    In re IBPC nominations have you tried voting for a poem EXCEPT your own?

    Have a great day...
    March 30
  • I am a reclusive cartoonist who lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I've spent a lot of time doing other things, tho'.
    Mostly designing and building technology. My last "job" was Director of Web Development for the Stanford Business School. But even THAT was a long time ago now. Here's a link to more info about me.

    http://www.umbrellajournal.com/fall2008/prose/RachelDacus.html
    March 29
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  • RCJames
  • RCJames
    I couldn't connect with you at Desert, glad I can here. I can't get into Desert - They refuse either my name or the password and they're the ones I used when I registered. any ideas? - R
    March 3
  • RCJames
    Russki - Thanks for the thought but "Vestiges" won first at the IBPC in July. But, if you want to give a listen to "A Little Bit Like the P:T: Barnum Blues" and see what you think - that would be cool.  Na Zdorovie - RC
    February 27
  • RCJames
    Rus - Is it way too late to send in a revision, probably yes, but if by any chance no, I'd like to do it, some pretty radical changes. Regards, R
    February 6
  • RCJames
    Rus - I didn't realize til now I could edit poll-attached poems with Administrative capability. could you give me that option and I will do a final edit on Aja. Thank you, R
    February 4
  • RCJames
    Russ - Sorry revision is starting to get to be a disease with me, but one more small change - last line:
    "whose matriarch carried hurricane force." That's it, promise, regards, R

    February 1
  • RCJames
    Rus, sorry I left out "force" in the closing line, it should read "hurricane force."
    February 1
  • RCJames
    Rus - Thanks for nomming Aja Monet. I have a final version here:

    “My mother was a freedom fighter”
    (Aja Monet at the Women’s March)

    She read like a blues veteran.
    Dressed in a midnight suit,
    arms extended, palms out.

    She gave us her mother, standing in the ruins,
    holding a “bouquet of bloody music in her hand,”
    after she had carved a spear out of her lover’s bones.

    A white woman in the audience, hands extended upwards,
    moved her fingers, called the sky to hold these words.

    Aja's slashing, sinewy phrases testified to the stamina
    of the first activists; her mother fought with the strength
    that came from shotgun houses next to the picking fields,
    grace earned through knowledge and the mission at hand.

    Her poem was a freight train of rapid fire explosive words,
    testimony unheard with this force to such a vast audience before;
    a woman speaking about what has been ignored and distorted,
    about the every day battles fought by her family,
    whose matriarch possessed a hurricane
    February 1
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