Its certainly a great privelege to the selected as U.S. Poetry Ambassador by a group
known as poetry.com in the USA but its another issue when the same group
appoint themselves as my Chief Executive Officer and that position is held
by another more superior person than them. It doesnt matter how many times
I ignore their persistent requests for free work they still blog on with the
irritating news that they are going to vote one in as Poet of the Year ...well we all
had that 2 years ago and then it fizzled out. So its back to the people out here
on the other side of the world Poetry.com when the chips are down and your
winners are too busy spending their winnings for us silly sods to start anew
writing up our hard worked poems on your machine ... alas! no! I found a new
outlet and got published recently in London UK. I didnt mince my words, and
I am sure neither will poetry.com run out of promises to their clientele each
and every year.
Its a hard fact that when you put one poet in over another then the other poets
especially here in London find other venues, publishers and outlets just as you did
at your big symposium on 19 to 21st July, 2007.
I take great pleasure in saying that my poem was approved, accredited,
by the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and will be published in a Poetry
Anthology on 31st October, 2007 title: Poetry Now Southern Poets ...
"London Underground" has got its own /lst/in poetry circles so isnt
waiting for Poetry.com to push it down to the bottom of the queue and
then send annoying little emails insisting that the poet has made
mistakes, and please take more care with the following data ... I advise
you poetry.com to take more care of all the junk mail you send out here.
Hard work pays up! Excellent stuff by SM THOMPSON: