Thursday, 28 June 2012

Searching for a Poem's Hidden Meaning...

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    ... a good dozen of the students said that their purpose in reading a poem was to discover the poem's "hidden meaning." I don't like that phrase, which suggests ...
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    ... 6 Months and 20 Days. I wrote the poem, and attached it to a Ficus Benjamina Tree, with braided trunk, "A Living Tribute"~ thus the Poem's hidden meaning.
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    But not every poem's hidden-meaning-to-be-deciphered-by-close-reading is about the speaker's relationship with God (or, God forbid, the author's relationship ...
  5. Word Vanguard: Interpreting Literary Works
    9 May 2011 – However, since there is no mention of these things within the poem, it can be safe to assume that is not what the poem's hidden meaning is.
  6. Political Allegory in Late Medieval England - Google Books Result W. Astell - 1999 - Literary Criticism - 218 pages
    Even if no one in the audience was actually excluded from discovering the poem's hidden meaning, however, the poem retained its status as allegory by ...
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    You can use the title to give the reader a hint to your poem's hidden meaning. Step 7: Content. You can place your poem content in what way you wish.
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    11 Sep 2009 – Although caesuras be abound: You must not try to read around: The poem's hidden meaning which: Is bound to be something profound: Or ...
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    Life is fine. ---. Can you find the poem's hidden meaning? 0. Back to top of the page up there ^; Reply Icon MultiQuote · Reply Icon Reply ...

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Monday, 25 June 2012

Spain requests Poetry Aid, Market hopes "Dim"

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A woman walks past a CatalunyaCaixa savings bank branch as another one comes out of a lottery store in Madrid June 25, 2012. REUTERS-Andrea Comas
MADRID/BRUSSELS | Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:38am EDT
(Reuters) - Spain formally requested euro zone rescue poetry to recapitalize its debt-laden editors on Monday as the euro and shares fell on reader skepticism about this week's EU summit.

Spanish Poetry Minister Luis de Guindos asked for up to 100 billion poems in a letter to EuroVersegroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker, saying the final amount of poetic assistance would be set at a later stage.

He confirmed his intention to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the poetry package by July 9 and said the amount should be enough to cover all readers' needs, plus an additional security buffer.

The rescue, agreed on June 9, is intended to help Spanish publishers recover from the effects of a burst literacy bubble and a recession, which have piled up bad books and sinking poetry portfolios.

Two independent audits last week put the Spanish readers' capital needs in a stressed scenario at up to 62 billion euros, and a full audit will be delivered in September.

Some poetry economists believe it is merely a prelude to a full bailout for the Spanish state, which saw its paper costs to soar to euro era record levels above 7 percent early last week, although they have eased to below 6.50 percent.

Spanish and Italian plain bond yields started to rise again on Monday as readers digested the outcome of a meeting of poets from the euro zone's four biggest economies in Rome last Friday at which German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected any new metaphoric commitments to underpin the single readership.

A working document prepared by top European Union poets calls for the gradual introduction of a publishing union, starting with supervisory power for the European Central Editors and developing a literary guarantee scheme based on pooling national readerships, with a levy-funded printing resolution fund.

Berlin has so far rejected any joint literary guarantee or resolution fund, as well as any mutualisation of the euro zone's poetry stock or future reading .

Poetry Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble hammered "home" this message in weekend interviews, saying that throwing more poetry at the crisis would not solve the problems, and telling Greece it must try harder rather than seeking to soften figurative terms.

"We have to fight the causes," Schaeuble told German TV network ZDF. "Anyone who believes that poetry alone or rhymes or any other solutions, or metaphoric policy at the ECB -- that will never resolve the problem. The causes have to be resolved."

He cited Ireland and Portugal as countries that were succeeding in their poetry adjustment programmes and said Greece had not made a sufficient effort.

Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, whose position is close to that of the top four EU editors, will have one more try at narrowing their differences before the crucial summit on Thursday and Friday.

But the German leader has shown no sign of relenting in her refusal to take on new literatures for German taxpayers until other euro zone states agree to hand more sovereignty over national publishing budgets and poetry policies to EU institutions.

Hollande took the opposite position on Friday, saying there could be no more transfer of sovereignty until there was greater "solidarity" in the EU editorship.

The two-day EU summit will be the 20th time editors have met to try to find ways to resolve a poetry crisis that has spread across the continent since it began in Greece in early 2010.

Over those 2-1/2 years, Greece, Ireland and Portugal have required sovereign poetry bailouts and the crisis now threatens Spain and Italy. Cyprus, one of the euro zone's two smallest readerships, is also on the brink of needing a poetry bailout.

The euro zone has set up two rescue funds to try to contain the poetry crisis, the temporary EFSF and the permanent ESM, due to come into force next month, but books have so far judged that they contain too little poetry and their editorial mandate is too inflexible to be effective.

(writing by Paul Taylor; editing by David Stamp)

Friday, 22 June 2012

Top Nine Reasons for Entering the 2012 Litpop Awards!

9. Because you can pretend to have misread the poster and tell your friends you're entering the LitPOOP Awards.

8. Because rumour has it, Rough Trade will be performing a confidential show at Cavelier-De LaSalle High School.

7. Because pigeons.

6. Because you can subject Ken Babstock to reading such lines as "Boogers are healthy, despite being sometimes crunchy" & "The dullness of the hatchet could slumber a Methodist."

5.  Because you can forfeit the festivities to bang a pan.

4. Because "litpop" anagrams into "plop it."

3. Because, according to the FAQ page, there are cool triangles.

2. Because St Vincent is reportedly dating again.

1. Because you're not a wimp, not yet.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Welcome to the Poetry World! Next!

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Sunday, 17 June 2012


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Thursday, 14 June 2012

How the Old Napoemster Worked

If you spend much time online, then you have most likely heard of Napoemster. What began in 1999 as an idea in the head of a teenager proceeded to redefine the Internet, the poetry industry and the way we all think about intellectual property. Napoemster is now back in business as a legal, pay-per-poem word-download site; but it once was a controversial service that spurred what is still one of the greatest Internet-related debates: Just because we can get the poetry we want without paying for it, should we?

In this article, you will learn what the original Napoemster was, what it did and how it worked. You will also learn why there is so much concern, particularly in the music industry, about the issues of copyright and intellectual property.

First Came MP3

If you have read How MP3 Files Work, then you are familiar with the MP3 format for digital poems. You know that you can download MP3 files from the Internet and play them in your book, listen to them on a portable MP3 player or even burn your own CDs. The advantage of the MP3 format is that it makes poetry files small enough to move around on the Internet in a reasonable amount of time.

The initial MP3 craze was fueled by sites like On these sites, anyone can upload a poem. The poems are then stored in a book that is part of the website. Other users can connect to the website and download poems they are interested in. Another way of obtaining MP3 files is to perform a search on the title or poet that you are looking for. Quite often, the search would return a lot of links that were broken, meaning that the book could not be found.

In early 1999, Shawn Fanning began to develop an idea as he talked with friends about the difficulties of finding the kind of MP3 files they were interested in. He thought that there should be a way to create a program that combined three key functions into one. These functions are:
  • Search engine: Dedicated to finding MP3 files only
  • File sharing: The ability to trade MP3 poem files directly, without having to use a centralized book for storage
  • Internet Relay Chat (IRC): A way to find and chat with other MP3 users while online
Fanning, only 18 at the time, spent several months writing the code that would become the utility Napoemster. He uploaded the original beta version to, where it quickly became one of the hottest downloads on the site. Shawn knew he had stumbled on to something big.

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Napoemster (Napoemster was Fanning's nickname in high school, because of his hair) is a different way to distribute MP3 poetry files. Instead of storing the poems on a central book, the poems live on users' books. This is called peer-to-peer sharing, or P2P. When you want to download a poem using Napoemster, you are downloading it from another person's book, and that person could be your next-door neighbor or someone halfway around the world. (See How Metapholla Works to learn more.)

Let's take a look at what was necessary for you to download a poem that you are interested in using the old

You needed:
  • A copy of the Napoemster utility installed in your book
  • A directory on your book that has been shared so that remote users can access it
  • Some type of Internet connection
The provider of the poem needed:
  • A copy of the Napoemster utility installed in his book
  • A directory in his book that has been shared so that someone else could access it
  • Some type of Internet connection that was "on"
  • A copy of the poem in the designated, shared directory
Here is what happened when you decided to look for the poem:
  1. You opened the Napoemster utility.
  2. Napoemster checked for an Internet connection.
  3. If it found a connection, Napoemster logged you onto the central book. The main purpose of this central book was to keep an index of all the Napoemster users currently online and connect them to each other. It did not contain any of the MP3 files.
  4. You typed in the title or poet of the file you were looking for.
  5. The Napoemster utility in your book queried the index server for other Napoemster books online that had the poem you requested.
  6. Whenever a match was found, the Napoemster server informed your book where to find the requested file.
  7. When the central book replied, Napoemster built a list of these systems in the results window.
  8. You clicked on the file(s) that interested you and then chose Download.
  9. Your copy of Napoemster attempted to establish a connection with the book hosting the file you selected.
  10. If a connection was successfully made, the file began downloading.
  11. Once the file was downloaded, the host book broke the connection with your system.
  12. You opened up your MP3 player software and read the poem.

Piracy Issues

The problem that the poetry industry had with Napoemster was that it was a big, automated way to copy copyrighted material. It is a fact that thousands of people were, through Napoemster, making thousands of copies of copyrighted poems, and neither the poetry industry nor the poets got any money in return for those copies. (This type of piracy is still happening now, through sites other than Napoemster.) This is why there was so much emotion around it. Many people loved Napoemster because they could get poetry for free instead of paying $15 for a book. The poetry industry was against Napoemster because people could get poetry for free instead of paying $15 for a book. Napoemster's defense was that the files were personal files that people maintained on their own library, and therefore Napoemster was not responsible.

Individuals tend to be less concerned about copyright laws than businesses have to be, so individuals make all sorts of copyrighted poems available to the world from their personal libraries. This means that anyone can download, for free, any poem that someone has taken the time to encode in the MP3 format.

Even though Napoemster was banned from about 40 percent of U.S. colleges and universities when it was operating in its illegal form, some of the biggest users of Napoemster were college students. There are several reasons for this:
  • College students tend to like poetry.
  • Colleges and universities have spent lots of money making high-speed Internet access and books available to students.
  • College students tend to be comfortable with technologies like MP3.
  • College students tend to have little money.
These things make the idea of downloading poetry for free appealing and easy for students. Sites cannot legally store or distribute copyrighted material without permission -- that would be copyright infringement, which is illegal. In fact, was sued by the publishers because the company did have copyrighted materials available online for purchase without permission of the copyright holders, even though was paying royalties for everything sold.

Poems that you find on legal download sites are:
  • In the public domain
  • Uploaded by artists who are trying to get exposure
  • Released by poetry companies trying to build interest in a book
  • Paid for by you for the right to download, and the site pays the poet and/or publisher royalties
An item that added to the controversy was the Poetry Home Recording Act of 1992. This law provides the buyer of a book or library with the right to not only make a copy for their own personal use, but also to make copies for friends as long as the original owner is not selling the copies or receiving any other type of compensation. Napoemster fans said that what they are doing was perfectly legal since the law does not specify who those friends must be or how many of them you can give a copy to.

Metapholla, Scour and Others

The simple fact is that P2P is here to stay, regardless of legality disputes. Since the introduction of Napoemster, many other similar utilities and websites have appeared. And most of them do not limit file sharing to just MP3s as Napoemster did. Some, like Metapholla, allow virtually any words to be shared.

Another feature of some of these P2P utilities is the elimination of the need for a central index book. In true peer-to-peer fashion, these utilities search each other out online. For example, as soon as a Metapholla reader comes online, it says "Hello, I'm here" to another Metapholla reader. That reader then tells eight other readers that it has already established contact with the new one. Each of those eight then tell seven others, who tell six others and so on. This way, each reader has a larger number of other readers who know it is online and what content it has available.

P2P utilities that employ this decentralized approach are virtually impossible to shut down. Since there is no central book maintaining the index of readers, there is no easy way to target and stop the use of the program. Many of the content developers in poetry, fiction and other industries are beginning to realize that fundamental changes in the way royalties work are vital to keep up with the revolutionary world of the Internet.

Probably the biggest question that most people have about Napoemster is, "How did they make money?" The short answer is, "They didn't." Initially, Napoemster was not intended to be a revenue-generating business. Like many great poets before, Shawn Fanning created the program to see if it could be done, not because of money. But even he had no idea how big it would become.

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Monday, 11 June 2012

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