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jm6783685
jm6783685
19 may 2023

I could certainly relate to 'Is it healthy to be well-adjusted to something that is undesirable?' I would go further than that, and add, 'Or indeed something that is unhealthy? Or in itself maladjusted when you consider the widest possible context?'

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martinmccarthy1956
martinmccarthy1956
19 may 2023

I enjoyed listening to David reading your poems. He made a decent job of it. And I do see these efforts by David and Adam to get good poetry out there as a very worthwhile thing indeed because it would be easier to give up and say it's all hopeless ... that the time for great poetry has long passed. But I don't think so. As you say, the quality of the work comes first. Then we must fight to get it noticed. It's a dual process.

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Michael R. Burch
Michael R. Burch
19 may 2023
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If you email me a sample -- five to ten of your all-time best poems -- I will consider such a curation. I can also refer you to an excellent publisher of poetry books.

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martinmccarthy1956
martinmccarthy1956
19 may 2023

I enjoyed this Podcast very much. I was taken by surprise when Adam chose and read my poem 'Waves of You', but he made a good job of it, and his remarks about it were very precise and insightful. Thank you, David and Adam.


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Michael R. Burch
Michael R. Burch
19 may 2023
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That was a pleasant surprise, I'm sure, and a warranted honor.

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Michael R. Burch
Michael R. Burch
19 may 2023

Adam astutely observed that the first poem recited, "Fascination with Light," looks like free verse but reads like a more traditional rhyming poem. That reminds me of an amusing story. The poem below was written as a rhyming poem, but I disguised the rhyme scheme in order to enter the poem in the big 1999 Writer's Digest non-rhyming poetry contest, which had around 13,000 entries that year, I believe. To make a long story short, the poem finished in the top ten and the judge published it in her journal with a special editorial comment, then nominated it for the Pushcart Prize. To my knowledge, no one ever noticed that it was a rhyming poem! in-flight convergence by Michael R. Burch


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Michael R. Burch
Michael R. Burch
20 may 2023
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Most of my poems look like traditional poems, but I also write free verse that may look "haphazard" on the page. But the question is how they read. As Adam noted, "Fascination with Light" looks like free verse, but it has meter and rhyme that make it read more like a traditional poem.

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Michael R. Burch
Michael R. Burch
19 may 2023

I'm always honored when you recite one of my poems, David, so I'm quadruply (sp?) honored that you chose to read two of them twice! Adam made some astute observations. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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