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UPDATE: quick question. for scholastic is a merit award the same as an honorable mention? (my teacher told me I got an honorable mention, but scholastic said I got a merit award. common sense tells me they're different but then again my common sense isn't on point.)

Warning: this is just a really annoying complaint 

So my teacher told me today I only got an honorable mention for the scholastic awards. I feel awful about this.... I thought I was better than most teens my age, but I guess I'm completely beneath them.... 

I sent in The Killing: Perpetual Drownings since it kept getting rejected by lit. mags.

and this one girl keeps talking and talking about it, rubbing it in people's faces that she got a gold key for writing and I'm just sitting over here with an honorable mention

honorable mentions are for people who can't write/art for shit but that's a way of saying thank you for trying. at least that's how it registers in my mind

What defines/is poetry?

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 7:19 AM
This creative writing professor I don't have is really messing with my beliefs on poetry. She says that you can't use words you don't use in regular conversations, and I disagree entirely with that. I think most poems that consist of colloquial* language aren't that good because they can lose the artistic factor I think poetry should have. (Some poems with colloquial language can be artistically done but not always, in my opinion.) Besides, poetry is the best words in their best order. What if x word needs to be better since it doesn't quite fit the bill? What if x word is replaced by a more literary and intelligent word because it works better? 

Anyway, I don't want this to turn into a huge rant like it seems to have. Let me go back to what the title says... What defines/is poetry? 

In my opinion, it's the best words in their best order and has some kind of artistic value to it...whether it's word choice that goes with the voice/style and/or meaning of the poem, the structure of the poem that corresponds to the meaning, the meter that corresponds to the meaning, the rhyme scheme/lack of rhyme scheme that corresponds to the meaning, and any other literary devices that correspond to the meaning. 

So, what is poetry to you? How do you define it?

*When I think colloquial I automatically think of cliches and trite executions. I think that's why I'm so against so-called "colloquial poetry". 



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I am a youth poet that has been professionally published before in The Artistic Muse, Off the Coast, Literary Juice, and The Jawline Review. I have three books close to being ready to publish.

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lit mags? or literary contests? 

3 deviants said anyone have any favorite lit mags or know of any or created any?
1 deviant said any current contests anyone is aware of? dA or not on dA (for poetry)


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