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We'll slash your soul to ribbons. We're an evil clique conspiring to annihilate your self-esteem. Ready?
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Welcome to the The Poetry Free-for-all.
A place for newcomers to be placed on the rack and elongated. Err. No. I mean, a place to introduce oneself and possibly acquire some posting and critting sea legs. (Those unfamiliar with the rigors of a critical poetry forum may want to post their first few poems here.) As always, 3 crits per posted poem applies.
09-16-2014, 11:08 PM
02-27-2012, 12:07 PM
09-16-2014, 08:45 PM
Now open! Where two (or more) heads are better than one. A forum for collaborative efforts. See the rules here, then apply.
09-15-2014, 10:06 PM
If you feel the need to feed your megalomania by suggesting a challenge which will coerce everyone into writing in a specific form, on a specific topic, using a particularly loathsome phrase, or any such poetic pitfall, this is the place.
09-14-2014, 03:52 PM
As you may have noticed, we maintain a rigid standard of unsmiling compliance to the grim task of writing poetry in all the other forums. Well, that may be open to debate. But decidedly not in this one. Flail away!
07-14-2014, 01:37 PM
08-16-2014, 11:38 PM
By response to a raging groundswell of popular demand, here's the place to post your original song lyrics, ideally with a link to a recorded version. Let your muse burble melodiously.
09-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Win friends, influence people, have a beer and chat about whatever drifts across the transom of your mind, poetry-related or not. This is the forum for random nonsense.
09-17-2014, 12:22 AM
Did you just read William Carlos Williams for the first time? Seamus Heaney? Milton? This is the place to share your experiences of new poetry, discuss classical and modern works, trade anecdotes, recommend anthologies, and all that helpful stuff.
09-11-2014, 05:46 AM
Hopefully few of the former, some of (what's between former and latter?), and many of the latter. Here's where to suggest improvements, changes, policies, anything else of which you feel the need to unburden yourself.
09-16-2014, 10:01 PM
The Internet poetry world is complex and ever-expanding, with something for just about anyone. This is the place to discuss other venues and to post fair, unbiased reviews of your experiences in the barren, unhealthy lands beyond PFFA.
09-14-2014, 09:58 PM
10-20-2010, 02:16 PM
On November 10, 2004, PFFA signed its 20,000th member. In honor of this event, one of our oldest members was ritually dipped in liquid nitrogen. The others were asked to each post one example of their finest work for preservation.
12-29-2004, 05:56 PM
As the PFFA neared the ripe old age of two in the closing days of 2001, participants were asked to each post one example of their best work. The results remain here as a closed time capsule.
12-02-2002, 08:05 AM
A warm welcome to our newest newbie, KAM39