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by benjaminsolah
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Systems for collecting poems and editing
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Systems for collecting poems and editing

My collection of my poems, as in the ones I wrote, is a bit all over the place. Split between Dropbox and Google Docs, there's first drafts there and untitled ones and ones I've been meaning to edit and ones I'll never read again. I probably need a better system for keeping them all to help with for...
by benjaminsolah
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Response Poem Challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Response Poem Challenge

I got an open mic challenge for Melbourne poets, inspired by a poem someone brought to workshop on Sunday. I'd love to see poets write a response poem to another Melbourne poets poem, whether it's in admiration, inspiration, offering another perspective. Share the poem with them, and then share it o...
by benjaminsolah
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and Whatnot
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Greetings and Whatnot

Greetings lovely humans, I'm a loud Jewish (secular, please think "Broad City") woman-I've got lots to say always. I think I turned to writing when I was a kid because there was so much going on in my life and I needed to tell someone and paper doesn't talk back. I've recently started writing memoi...
by benjaminsolah
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: What are you reading?

Just started Broken Teeth by Tony Birch to bring in 2018, and so far, so good - some stunning two-liners and imagery. Generally speaking, am trying to catch up on some book club reads from last year that I didn't quite get to (Susan Carland's Fighting Hislam ), and also finished reading Hera Lindsa...
by benjaminsolah
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Why do you perform spoken word?
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Why do you perform spoken word?

So the thing I'm curious about is the balance between those who do it for community/social/personal/political/therapeutic reasons versus people who choose spoken word above say other forms of writing for artistic/cultural/poetic/academic reasons, and the balance or spectrum of those two, and realisi...
by benjaminsolah
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and Whatnot
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Greetings and Whatnot

Hey Rick, Welcome! Glad you found our little nook of poetry and culture. We were all definitely in that starting spot soon, and lots of newbies come through all the time so you'll be in good company. Have you thought about where you're going to read for your first one? I might recommend Passionate T...
by benjaminsolah
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Why do you perform spoken word?
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Why do you perform spoken word?

One question that was asked on the first episode of our podcast, and a question that we hear a variety of answers for is why of getting into spoken word. We wanna know why you started doing it, why you feel drawn to performing/reading your work, what keeps you coming back to spoken word events? It's...
by benjaminsolah
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: New Board Styles
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: New Board Styles

We've got this new flat-style theme now. What do you all think about it?
by benjaminsolah
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: New Board Styles
Replies: 2
Views: 425

New Board Styles

Hey all, just an announcement that we're tweaking the styles of the board. We've update the forum software so our old flat style isn't compatible yet, but we're playing with the look. You might see some wonky things but it's all only temporary. We hope you can continue sparking a few conversations o...
by benjaminsolah
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello World.
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Hello World.

Hey welcome Tim, we have crossed paths a few times, and really wanted to make your feature at Owl & Cat.

Welcome to the forum. Hopefully, it gets a bit more active in the coming months. And thanks for the Patreon pledge!