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Mar. 19th, 2012 | 06:29 pm

Please note that this journal is being retained solely for commenting purposes on LJ; I will no longer be cross-posting from Dreamwidth, except under rare circumstances. The reasons for this are many and varied, but for now I will simply say that Dreamwidth is the superior service technically and ethically, and I do not wish to continue supporting LJ in any way, shape, or form if I can get around it.

ETA: other places you can find me online:


Idhren @ Tumblr
Idhren @ AO3


J.J. Hunter @ Dreamwidth

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Nifty News

Mar. 7th, 2012 | 11:55 am

I won stillnotbored's February First Line Contest in the poetry division! My submission was the first stanza of 'Proper Shape'.

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Poetry Friending Meme Over at Dreamwidth

Jan. 2nd, 2012 | 07:52 am

I'm currently hosting a Poetry Friending Meme over at my personal journal there ([personal profile] jjhunter). Signal-boosting much appreciated!
Got poetry?

If you count it among your Interests, if you write it or review it or simply delight in it, come join us here!

Poetry Friending Meme
Poetry Friending Meme

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Feed for Poetry comm on Dreamwidth

Oct. 10th, 2011 | 02:06 pm

Hey all--

I've started up a neat comm over on Dreamwidth for sharing & discussing poetry. It has a Livejournal feed (http://dw-poetree.livejournal.com/) and you don't have to be a Dreamwidth user to comment on the original posts; OpenID & anonymous comments are equally welcome.


From the intro post:
There's one type of poetry (besides song lyrics) [Dreamwidth comm] 'poetry' explicitly doesn't take, and that's the poetry written by the poster. Less explicitly, there is a bias toward poetry that has been published on paper as opposed to posted online or shared through other more unorthodox channels.

Let's celebrate the poets here on Dreamwidth, on Livejournal, on blogs and in bathrooms and out and about in the world. Let's celebrate and share poetry that hasn't been published commercially, but maybe one day will be, or maybe never will be. I believe we can do so respectfully and ethically (see comm guidelines about licenses and permissions). To encourage posting of poems by a variety of poets, I ask that poets wait to share their own poetry until a week when they are named Poetry Host. Posters may post others' poetry at any time.

Signup post for being Poetry Host

(n.b. that the commitment is three, not five, poems, and that not all poems must be by same author; also, you do not have to be a poet to be Poetry Host)

Mysterious paper sculptures
Anonymous paper sculpture of a 'poetree' left at the Scottish Poetry Library.

If you aren't a Dreamwidth user, you can still sign up to be a Poetry Host! Simply PM me here or over on Dreamwidth & we can work out an arrangement where I'll post material on your behalf.

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