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revisions

Postby yogachic » Tue May 06, 2008 2:20 pm


yogachic
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Postby yogachic » Tue May 06, 2008 2:20 pm

Was wondering...

has anyone starting revising their poems from the challenge?

Linda H.

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Re: revisions

Postby Iain » Tue May 06, 2008 2:23 pm

Not me! I know what stands up, the rest can wait til I read it like a stranger, for me its the only way to judge.

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Re: revisions

Postby Rox » Tue May 06, 2008 2:33 pm

Not until I need to look at them MUCH later, or we do them collectively...

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Re: revisions

Postby johnhmaloney » Tue May 06, 2008 6:27 pm

I'm waiting until I have some distance on them and can be objective.

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Re: revisions

Postby jackbugs » Tue May 06, 2008 7:49 pm

I'm constantly revising, though only a few of the ones I posted in April have been revised so far. I'm not one of those poets who goes through 20 drafts - I figure if I can't whip it into a decent poem by the 5th or 6th try, I need to either throw it away or put it away - at least for now.

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Re: revisions

Postby yogachic » Wed May 07, 2008 4:31 am

Thank goodness. I thought it was just me. I can't imagine revising now. They are still too current. End of summer I might look at them again. Anyone planning on submitting any?

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Re: revisions

Postby madcapmaggie » Wed May 07, 2008 8:51 am

I started revising one, then put it aside ...

I'm considering it, but they'll be considered "previously published" for the most part, which limits where they can be submitted.

How many revisions do y'all generally go through? I generally write the poem in my head, scribble it down, transfer it to my computer
(making changes at each stage) then maybe revise that ..
that's all sort of Version 1.

I'd say my average poem probably goes through two more revisions. In general, I'm not a big reviser.

Margaret

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Re: revisions

Postby susanbellnc » Thu May 08, 2008 12:43 am

If you revise the poem, the new version isn't considered previously published. I'm planning on submitting to a regional literary journal and had them clear that one up for me. On the other hand, I want to submit a group of poems to their chapbook contest, and for that, they prefer previously published work.

There's a market out there for either, just harder to find the ones that will accept previously published.

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Re: revisions

Postby Yoli » Sat May 10, 2008 7:20 am

I haven't started revising, yet. It usually goes through a couple or versions, not too many because I'll end up writing a completely new poem otherwise instead of reworking the original.


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