For Some Copper by Eric Otto


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Post July 26, 2013, 11:47:34 AM

For Some Copper by Eric Otto

I see where the poet was going with this. Free style poetry can be liberating to the poet and as long as the reader can accept it for what it is, for their reading experience as well.

I have a couple of problems with this poem one being not his fault. The copy and paste up or the word processor software the poet used to write it placed odd characters where the apostrophe should be and it threw off the whole effect. Too many stops in the flow of the poem.

Second, there was little imagery, which is the body of a poem so this is like a straight story without structure.

Again, I see where he was going with this, but these couple of problems took me out of the piece.

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Post July 27, 2013, 07:22:00 PM

Re: For Some Copper by Eric Otto

Thanks for that critique, Mark. I hope to have those weird characters fixed. Not sure what happened, but it was likely something on my end.

As for the imagery, I appreciate you pointing that out and will definitely work on it in future pieces.

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Post July 29, 2013, 02:36:28 PM

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I'll try to have the editing fixed by the weekend, folks.
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Post July 29, 2013, 09:28:14 PM

Re: For Some Copper by Eric Otto

Wormtongue wrote:I'll try to have the editing fixed by the weekend, folks.


I discovered way back when I took over from Cary Semar that some browsers and character sets screw up "smart quotes" and ellipses (when Word or whatever replaces three periods with a special character) and em- and en-dashes. If you see curly-quotes or curly apostrophes, it's usually safer to replace them with the plain-vanilla versions.
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Post July 29, 2013, 10:12:04 PM

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Wormtongue wrote:I'll try to have the editing fixed by the weekend, folks.


Thanks. My bad for using the em dashes. I sent you a version with better formatting.

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