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      Registration -- to join PMO ***UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS***   03/14/2017

      Automatic registration has been disabled. If you would like to join the Poetry Magnum Opus online community, use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page and follow these instructions: 1. Check your email (including your spam folder) in a timely fashion for a reply. 2. After you receive a reply, use the "Sign Up" link at the top right corner of the page to create your account. Do this fast. I've lost my patience with people who use the "Contact Us" link to express interest in joining and then don't bother to check their email for a reply and don't bother to join after registration has been enabled. The queue fills up fast with spammers, and I have to spend my time sifting through the rubbish to delete them. The window of opportunity for joining will be short. I will not have my time wasted. If you don't check your email and you don't bother registering promptly, you will find that registration has been disabled and your future requests to join may go ignored. /s/ Tony ___________________ [Registration will only be enabled for a short while from the time your message is received, so please check your email for a reply and register within 12 hours of using the "Contact Us" link. (Be sure to check your spam folder if you don't see a reply to your message.)]
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      IMPORTANT: re Logging In to PMO ***Attention Members***   03/15/2017

      For security purposes, please use your email address when logging in to the site. This will prevent your account from being locked when malicious users try to log in to your account using your publicly visible display name. If you are unable to log in, use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.
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      Blogs   05/01/2017

      Blogs are now accessible to Guests. Guests may read and reply to blog entries. We'll see how this works out. If Guest participation becomes troublesome, I'll disable Guest access. Members are encouraged to make use of the PMO Members' Promotional Blog to promote their published works. Simply add your latest entry to the blog. Include relevant information (your name or screen name, poem title, periodical name, hyperlink to the site where published, etc). If you have a lot of them and feel you need your own blog, let me know, and I will try to accommodate you. Members are encouraged to continue also posting their promotional topics in the Promotions forum on the board itself which is better suited for archiving promotions.
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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry

Poetic Schools or Movements That Have Influenced the Direction of Poetry Through History

The craft of writing poetry has taken various routes throughout history. All learning builds on knowledge that has gone before and the craft of writing is no different. How we write today has been built from how others wrote in the past. Throughout history poetic schools or movements have sprung up influenced by the conventions or philosophies of the times that surrounded them. The following are a few to take note of. I try to include a poem from one poet in each movement or era when I can find them already posted somewhere on the internet.


Abstract Poetry Acmeism Akhmatova's Orphans Aesthetic Movement The Apostles The Auden Group also called the Thirties Movement
Augustan Poetry Baroque Poetry Beat Poetry Black Arts Movement The Black Mountain Poets   British Poetry Revival
Canadian Poetry Assoc. Ciaro Poets The Cavalier Poets Classical Greeks Classicism Cockney Poetry
Confessional Verse Cowboy Poetry Cubist Poetry Cyclic Poets Dadism Deep Image
Della Cruscans Dymock Poets The Edda Measures Elizabethan Poetry Fleshy School of Poetry Georgian Poetry
Graveyard Poets, also called Churchyard Poets The Group The Harlem Renaissance Imagism Jacobite Poets Jazz Poetry
Lake Poets Liverpool Poets Martian Poetry Metaphysical Poetry Misty Poets Modernism
Movement Poets Nature Poets Neoclassic Poetry New Apocalypse Poets Objectivists Parnassian Poets
Peasant Poetry Poets of Elan Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Pylon Poets Renaissance Poetry The Rhymers' Club
Rochester Poets Romanticism San Francisco Renaissance Scottish Chaucerians Scottish Renaissance Scriblerus Club
Sicilian Poets Southern Agrarians Spasmodic School Spectascism Surrealist Poets Symbolist Poets
Tang Poets Transrealism Tribe of Ben Troubadours Trouvères Tudor Lyric
Underground Poets The Uranian Poets Victorian Poetry War Poetry The 24 Official Welsh Meters Zen Poetry

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