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Help me find Mr. Vocabulary, please.

Blog Posted:6/10/2013 9:32:00 PM
I have an idea for a new contest, and it is inspired by the poetry of a poet here on PoetrySoup. I read a number of his poems last year and was totally blown away by his esoteric vocabulary, used in pretty much all of his poems. I don't know if he has such an active vocabulary or if he has a system which generates rare words.

Anyway, I haven't seen his work in any contests nor do I know how to find it except by asking.

Do you know who I mean? Please tell me if you do or give me some leads if you're not sure.

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  1. Date: 6/13/2013 5:07:00 AM
    Try harry Horsman he fits the bill with his dark free verse and he uses words I have to look up, and his poems are sometimes very abstract but brilliant xx

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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Sidney is great, but I think not. I did a search on 'vocabulary' remembering a comment. What impressed me were not just the esoteric words, but how they were juxtaposed. Here are two possible candidates: John Rhinem jun-jun villanueva Terry O'Leary is great, too.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Sidney is SUPPOSED to be back this month BUG him! Tell him I SAID to bug him, actually I don't think it's him BUT bug him anyway! Andrew Crisi? John heck? Phree?

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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Sidney Beck perhaps?

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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 2:39:00 PM
    How About Matthew Anish, Or Joe Maverick, both men hypnotize me with their poetry... LOL, Both Are Gentlemen and use EPIC vocabulary. I can not think of any other outstanding poets, but maybe Tim R... who knows... Or is it RUBEN... lol, who is now being silly under POET D...

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 6/11/2013 3:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shhhhhhhh! : D
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 4:55:00 AM
    There was an incredible young poet... can't recall his first name, but I think his last was MaGee... he was very into Joyce. He was only here a short time, but his work impressed me, still tingles my brain...hmmm... let me see...

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 6/11/2013 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry I can't find the lad anymore! Grrr... his year must have been up and POOF went his incredible work. His name is Dirby Magee-Dittberner... Maybe?
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:45:00 AM
    I don't think it's anyone I've seen listed so far, but some great wordsmiths anyway. The poems I read were free verse and were mostly dark in tone and somewhat abstract. One reminded me of that movie "Brazil" by Terry Gilliam. His poetry is very dense with these unusual words.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 12:18:00 AM
    I think perhaps you are referring to Drake Eszes??? He has won a few contests so perhaps he isn't the one.

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 6/11/2013 5:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Drake is a fantastic poet and yes his language is bang-on! Good choice, Eileen!
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 11:56:00 PM
    lets hunt him down.

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  1. Date: 6/10/2013 10:55:00 PM
    I deliberate, after having rationalized about it, that it seems reasonable and valid to say: I can't elucidate who this lyric scribe is. : D Ruben.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 6/11/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyndi ... Do you like my new hat?
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 6/11/2013 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shhhhhhhhhhhh! PD!! : D I too thought that I could be Mr. V ... I hope not! LOL! If I am Mr V Im going to have to write a blog explaining why I "use" those words ... and I don't have time!! LOL!
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 6/11/2013 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, it's Ruben O, you can't find him, cuz he done changed his name.... :-)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 6/11/2013 5:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    elucidate...;-) hello you. Please put a hat on that horse. It is simply WRONG to have you posting without that hat. I don't care if you use a picture of BRITTNEY SPEARS or EINTSTEIN but for the love of mike gimme the hat! Hugs, my friend. Nice to see you!
    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 6/11/2013 3:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I see the crown has been passed, Roux Bin. Good try, but not in the same league. Auguri col nouvo titolo. Spero che lo porti bene.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 6/10/2013 10:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda Marie and Cyndi have a great lexicon.
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 10:52:00 PM
    Roy, are you able to offer any more clues? There are a few people who could possibly fit the bill, but I have a feeling it might be a stretch, as I am assuming that you lean more towards deftly-tuned meter and rhyme.

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 6/11/2013 5:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To Nato: you can introduce us to your language by using one or two words, perhaps in a refrain (add a footnote with an explanation) and words that are meaningful to the poem and you will be understood and applauded, :)
    Calubiran Avatar Nato Calubiran Date: 6/11/2013 3:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    if i use my language, my vocabulary wont be common and cant be understood. hahaha ^_^
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 6/10/2013 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Don't be shy, Chris ... your vocabulary is not common at all!
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Well, hmmm, Chris Aechtner can, at times, select words that leave me almost envious... but he is also very clear with his writing (a wondrous mix, that) Do you know Chris? Let me see if I can copy and paste one of his masterpieces for you... oh, silly me, I should have asked, what FORMS does this poet prefer? Is he a free-verser or rhymer? This will help with the detective work!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 6/11/2013 4:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Maverick! Sometimes, because you DO have a fantastic vocabulary, something just slips in... but yes, what I love about your work is that it never written to intentionally travel OVER people... friendly on the eyes... but every now and then you send me to a dictionary. A good thing :D
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 6/10/2013 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Cyndi, but I highly doubt that Roy is searching for me, especially since I use quite a bit of common language in my hybridization of free verse and purple prose.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 6/10/2013 10:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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