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I've been writing ever since I first picked up a pen, and have had poems published in various literary magazines and anthologies. My passion is contemporary free verse, and I read a lot, because I do believe that the more you read, the more it enhances your own work. Aside from writing and literature, my other main interests are music and singing, theatre, and ballet. I sing all genres from classical through to jazz. I also have an interest in vintage fashion.


And Now For Something Completely Different...


Blog Posted:2/21/2014 3:00:00 PM
My new contest is now posted - 'Something Completely Different: Cut-Up Poems' - a contest for poems created using the surrealist cut-up technique. I know many people are not familiar with this technique, so I will explain it briefly. It involves cutting out random words from magazines, newspapers, old books, whatever, and then arranging them to form a poem. This is usually done in one of two ways: either you can mix the words up and then pick them out at random and use them in that exact order, which will result in an extremely surreal poem, or you can arrange the words to form something a little more coherent. Think of it as collage with words.

William S. Burroughs was a great advocate of the cut-up technique, and you can look up some examples of his work. You can also see my own cut-up poem 'Cut Up Without You'. It's a fun and relatively easy way in which to create a poem, so everybody should be able to give it a go, and I'm looking forward to reading some weird and wonderful entries! :)
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  1. Date: 2/23/2014 7:16:00 PM
    Charlotte how are you going to know if anyone actually did cut out words from a page & then shuffle them into a verse? Are you asking for a list of the words they cut out?

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  1. Date: 2/22/2014 7:34:00 AM
    Charlotte...dish in your avatar...baked pears?

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  1. Date: 2/22/2014 7:32:00 AM
    Interesting!

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 6:42:00 PM
    oh boy!!!

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 4:32:00 PM
    Here's a digital version that might save time: http://www.languageisavirus.com/cutupmachine.html#.UwfTnh_AC6Y

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 3:58:00 PM
    Hi Charlotte I may use one word from the supers titles ha ha....

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 3:46:00 PM
    Super interesting! BUT ... whatever happens ... it's your fault! I don't accept returns! : D!!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Tanka Contest Judged (and jinxed!)
Date Posted: 6/18/2016 3:44:00 PM
Free Verse Premiere Contest Judged
Date Posted: 5/2/2016 4:15:00 PM
Ian Guyler's Eviction From PS: Sad Day For Poetry
Date Posted: 1/22/2016 8:19:00 AM
'Another Bite At The Cherry' Contest Judged
Date Posted: 12/20/2015 3:12:00 PM
Creative Haibuns Judged
Date Posted: 11/26/2015 6:14:00 AM
Infinitians Judged
Date Posted: 10/16/2015 3:39:00 PM
Sensual ABCs Judged
Date Posted: 10/3/2015 1:53:00 PM
Controversial Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/17/2015 5:07:00 PM
Tree Contest Judged
Date Posted: 8/30/2015 4:12:00 PM
Birth Month Acrostics Judged
Date Posted: 8/15/2015 3:15:00 PM
'All That You Are' Contest Judged
Date Posted: 8/6/2015 2:24:00 PM
Open Poetry Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/19/2015 2:26:00 PM
Hi Poetry Soup Friends
Date Posted: 2/3/2015 5:40:00 PM
'Free For All' Contest Judged
Date Posted: 10/29/2014 5:36:00 PM
My Last Contest: 'Free For All'
Date Posted: 10/24/2014 7:37:00 PM
Seasonal Acrostics Contest Judged
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 3:34:00 PM
Creative Haiku Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/27/2014 4:31:00 PM
Heart And Soul Confessionalism Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 2:47:00 PM
Brief (I promise!) Contest Update - Hints & Tips
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 6:50:00 AM
'Poems About Places' Judged and New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 8/29/2014 5:26:00 PM
Dark Poetry Contest Judged
Date Posted: 8/15/2014 5:01:00 AM
Vibrant Verse 2 Contest Judged
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 3:02:00 AM
Vibrant Verse Contest Judged & New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 8/1/2014 4:23:00 PM
Update On Vibrant Verse Contest
Date Posted: 7/29/2014 6:13:00 AM
Open Free Verse Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 3:58:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/23/2016 Part 2, Fully Booked Dodoitsufire,mental illness,night
6/22/2016 Clitoria Free verseflower,sensual,sexy,
6/8/2016 Rain Free verserain,sensual,
6/5/2016 Black Dog Free versedepression,
6/3/2016 Phantasy Willow Free verseabuse,analogy,tree,
6/1/2016 Inventory Of Pills Free verseaddiction,mental illness,
5/28/2016 Moments In Tanka-Time Tankabio,life,places,
5/22/2016 Summer Time Tankaflower,summer,time,
5/15/2016 Summer Tanka Tankalost love,sea,summer,
5/7/2016 Poetry Pulverization Tankapoetry,writing,
4/21/2016 Rape Free verseabuse,
3/20/2016 Wedding Day: Bridled Bridal Free versebio,wedding,word play,
3/4/2016 Rape Field Free verseabuse,nature,yellow,
2/26/2016 Break Up Tankabreak up,
2/19/2016 Playground Of Souls Free verseplaces,
12/9/2015 Hillsborough Monokufootball,sad,
12/8/2015 In Deep Tetractysdark,sad,water,
12/5/2015 His Darkening Shades Nonetart,tribute,
11/30/2015 Fallen Versehusband,marriage,
11/20/2015 Winterlight - Pleiades form Versewinter,
11/18/2015 Soul-Stung Sonnetpsychological,sick,
11/14/2015 In The Bleak Midwinter Haibunsuicide,winter,
11/8/2015 Winter's Lament Dodoitsuwinter,
11/3/2015 Saturnalia - Anacreontic Verse Lyriccelebration,
10/23/2015 Woodland Walks In Autumn Cinquainautumn,nature,
10/11/2015 Sweet Dreams - Andaree Rhymechocolate,sweet,
10/9/2015 Abused Ninetteabuse,violence,
10/8/2015 Anorexia - Infinitian Acrosticpsychological,sick,
10/4/2015 Daybreak Ninettemorning,
10/1/2015 White Wing Sonnetabuse,forgiveness,husband
9/23/2015 Flight Of Fancy ABCsensual,sexy,
9/22/2015 For Love Of October Ethereeautumn,word play,
8/31/2015 Pause For Thought Free verseintrospection,
8/24/2015 Walkabout Narrativeculture,epic,film,
8/4/2015 Birth Day - Lune Versebirth,imagery,
3/9/2015 Tiger's Eye Brooch Tankaimagery,
3/4/2015 Love Spill Tankadark,love,
2/17/2015 Recovery Kimorecovery from,symbolism,
11/4/2014 Thanksgiving Thinning Epulaeryufood,
9/23/2014 I'm a 5 Tankadeath,spiritual,
8/29/2014 The Hunger Game Free versefood,health,psychological
8/6/2014 Precious Shell Free versebaby,metaphor,sea,
7/25/2014 Butterfly Baby Versebaby,butterfly,
7/18/2014 Les Landes Free verseplaces,
5/31/2014 Springtime Loving Nonetsensual,spring,
4/10/2014 Lucy Westenra's Diary Free versedark,gothic,engagement,
4/5/2014 The Passion Of Christ Free versejesus,passion,sensual,
2/17/2014 My Secret Garden Free versegarden,metaphor,sensual,
2/7/2014 Confessions Of A Baby Snatcher - uncut Free versebaby,dark,
12/7/2013 winter burial Monokusad,winter,
12/2/2013 SAD Tankachristmas,depression,
11/25/2013 The Morning After Free versepassion,sensual,
11/12/2013 Blood Test Couplethealth,
11/3/2013 Recalling Her Free versegrandmother,memory,
10/16/2013 Facets Of Loneliness Free verseloneliness,
10/13/2013 Titanic Free versehistory,sea,
9/18/2013 Love Will Triumph Dramatic monologuelove,passion,
9/11/2013 Aftermath Free versebaby,loss,winter,
9/5/2013 Summer's End Free verseseasons,september,summer,
8/16/2013 Her Muse Says Coupletmuse,poetry,writing,
7/28/2013 Picasso's Last Thoughts Free verseart,introspection,night,
6/14/2013 Reposing Roses - A Summer Couplet Coupletnature,summer,
6/10/2013 Willow Personificationtree,
5/21/2013 Court Green Free verseplaces,
5/12/2013 Blue Tankablue,flower,sad,
5/10/2013 a touch of silk Senryupassion,sensual,
4/12/2013 Orange Roses Tankapassion,rose,
3/14/2013 Cut Up Without You Free verselost love,visionary,
2/13/2013 In A Hotel Room Free verseangst,confusion,places,ti
1/3/2013 On The Edge Of A Dream Tankadream,fantasy,
12/4/2012 under toxic skies Haikufear,mystery,
12/1/2012 chemwebs Haikunature,
11/12/2012 copper beech leaves Haikunature,seasons,
11/9/2012 haiku fanatics Haikulife,metaphor,poetry,sati
9/3/2012 Moors Murderous Free versedeath,me,people,
8/31/2012 Cradle Of Clouds Versefantasy,imagination,
8/26/2012 Telepathic Verselove,
6/25/2012 Beachworld Free verseplaces,sea,sun,
6/13/2012 Terminal Tankahealth,
6/10/2012 Hillsborough 1989 Nonetdeath,history,sports,
5/15/2012 Fire Opal Forest Tankanature,
3/18/2012 Sea Change Dodoitsuloss,sad,
3/16/2012 Arctic Jewels ABCnature,
3/14/2012 Black Swan Free verseart,dark,fantasy,imaginat
3/9/2012 Elm 2 Kimonature,sad,
3/4/2012 Selkie Versefantasy,sea,
2/23/2012 Selene Dodoitsufantasy,love,
2/16/2012 Elm 1 Dodoitsunature,sad,
2/10/2012 The Awakening Ethereenature,passion,
2/6/2012 Tea For Two Free versepassion,romance,
2/5/2012 Colours 2 You Tankadedication,love,
1/31/2012 Kissinglingua Sijopassion,
1/29/2012 En Pointe Sijoart,
1/27/2012 magnetized Senryudedication,love,
1/22/2012 sun and moon Haikunature,
1/18/2012 Diamond Birthed Day Coupletapril,baby,birthday,dedic
1/6/2012 XO's To The World Haikunature,seasons,
12/17/2011 Kimotherapy Kimohealth,sad,
12/16/2011 Season Of Strangeness Free verseintrospection,seasons,
12/4/2011 garden of verse Haiku 

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