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Who are the best poets on poemranker? (A list by me) (Other) by Jeremi B. Handrinos
First off, let me just say, I'm damn
proud to have been accepted into
this highly unusual clique of
backstabbing moody artists and
what I consider to be, hands down,
some of the best writers of poetry
on the web. I've been ranking for
some time now, and have grown to
love poemranker on many levels.
Being a poet is in my opinion
a 'calling', and not for the lazy,
or weak of spirit. It takes its
sweet time evolving within a being...
Just to come flopping out like
a blind 1,000 lb Marlin at the worst time.
Poets are the ultimate in artists and
accordingly so, they are the nerve
endings of the human race and philosophies
surrounding its development and
social, cultural, and spiritual
diversification and or identification.
In both the 'then', 'now', and 'later'.
Poets, if they are true to their
occupation, will do whatever it takes,
no matter what, to get the words out.
And selflessly they will give those
sleepless nights cold sweating to the process
behind it all, writing (life), in order to give it
back to the universe and it's solvent form.
And its many young eager recipients.
I've devised this list using many different
factors, and talents, and research 'overall'
to form my conclusions about these poets.
I have taken it upon myself to praise
upon this fine day, in this fine month,
in this waxing year. October 2003. The 4th day.
These poets I am about to name are being
singled out by me, as true poets, for many
specific, and radical reasons. I'm sure those
among you, that know poetry, will get the gist
of my statement here without me having to go to
far into 'the details', but for the sake of idiots
that will go "but why them?" Let me explain.
It involves technique, grammar, spelling,
punctuation, titling, style, structure,
imagination, humor, consistency and
an overall grasp behind knowing why they
do what they do when they're doing it.
There are a lot of great poets on the ranker,
but few that are consistant and dedicated.
POEMRANKER BEST LIST
5. Nicholas Jones
7. Poet and Know it
8. Zzinnia <~>
9. hatter's hare
10. Bill Z. Bub
14. Durt Kl
20. Robert K. Foster
25. Garrett S Sexton
31. crystal lane swift
33. Nicholas Monson
This list goes on and on, and fluctuates
like outer space, and inner taste.