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From Dave Grant
Website: http://www.divergingroad.blogspot.com/
I'm almost through it and plan to leave my comments once I'm done. Just hard to find time to read these days. Usually just a few pages before bed.....

...speaking of which....
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From Dave Grant
Website: http://www.divergingroad.blogspot.com/
And speaking of poetry chapbooks, I purchased one that was written by my high school English teacher (9th and 11th). He was one of those guys who always bucked the system and made learning interesting. So there is a market....just maybe not a big one. smile
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From Sean Stubblefield
Website: http://exastra23.deviantart.com/gallery/
It seems that until fairly recent, people who put themselves out into the public eye became known by their works, rather than who they were as individuals. When we talk about Shakespeare, we refer to what he wrote. But when we talk about Britney Speares, we talk more about what kind of person she is. Tabloidalish crapage.
It fascinates/ pleases me that Jess recognizes this (consciously/ subconsciously?), and defines herself and asks us to recognize her by what she writes. Her wanting to be identified as and in the metaphor.
I am very interested in a psycho-literay analysis of Jess/ her work, conducted by Jess. What is the symbolism imbedded in the text? What does she intend to express? The better we know that, the better we know the artist.

She accurately realizes the importance of setting up the foundation of a story, and letting the story develop organically, incorporating nothing that does not serve the story. Many contemporary story tellers and story partakers forget/ omit this vital aspect and rush into "the point", often contriving story elements rather than letting them unfold naturally & permitting the story to instruct the teller who the story is. Because of a social epidemic of attention deficit, impatience and indifference, most people don't care so much about commitment and authenticity of the art (as pretensious as that may sound).

One of the things about songs that bothers me is their tpified contrived format and repetative verses. Rather than allowing a song to evolve on its own terms, people feel they must conform it into a format. It distorts and infringes upon the poetry.
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