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Sunday, August 15th, 2004
2:11 pm
Should I do 5 events this year or stick with 4?

I already have my Prose and poetry cut and almost memorized, Rob is helping me get my POI together, should be ready within a week or so, and as soon as we "find" our duo, I'll have 4 events by Santa Rosa...should I write an ADS?

Decisions decisions...
Tuesday, April 27th, 2004
10:30 pm
Ok - new community of you haven't heard of it. The "sfsyou" community is gonna be the new "sfsu" for most of us one because thusofar there has been wayyyyy tooooo much drama in the original community and peoples posts are being deleted in criticism of the the moderators. So, if you still want to be active in the lj posting with sfsu - sign up for sfsyou
Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
4:48 pm
It's a shame I don't post in my own community, but here goes:

From Yahoo!
Poets Die Young - U.S. Study
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Poets die young -- younger than novelists, playwrights and other writers, a U.S. researcher said on Wednesday.

It could be because poets are tortured and prone to self-destruction, or it could be that poets become famous young, so their early deaths are noticed, said James Kaufman of the Learning Research Institute at California State University at San Bernardino.

For the report, published in the Journal of Death Studies, Kaufman studied 1,987 dead writers from various centuries from the United States, China, Turkey and Eastern Europe. He classified the writers as fiction writers, poets, playwrights, and nonfiction writers. He did not study the causes of death.

"Among American, Chinese and Turkish writers, poets died significantly younger than nonfiction writers," Kaufman wrote in the report. "Among the entire sample, poets died younger than both fiction writers and nonfiction writers."

Because Kaufman studied some writers who lived hundreds of years ago, it is impossible to compare their average age of death to that of the general population.

"On average, poets lived 62 years, playwrights 63 years, novelists 66 years and nonfiction writers lived 68 years," Kaufman said in an interview conducted by e-mail.

Kaufman has also studied poets and mental illness.

"What I found was pretty consistent with the death finding actually, female poets were much more likely to suffer from mental illness (e.g., be hospitalized, commit suicide, attempt suicide) than any other kind of writer and more likely than other eminent women," he said.

"I've dubbed this the 'Sylvia Plath Effect."'

Sylvia Plath was a poet and novelist who killed herself in 1963 at the age of 30.

There could also be a more benign explanation for poets' early demise, Kaufman said. "Poets produce twice as much of their lifetime output in their twenties as novelists do," he said.

So when a budding novelist dies young, few people may notice.

"A great novelist or nonfiction writer who dies at 28 may not have yet produced her or his magnum opus."

Kaufman said poets should not worry, but should perhaps look after their health.

"The fact that a Sylvia Plath ... may die young does not necessarily mean an Introduction to Poetry class should carry a warning that poems may be hazardous to one's health," he said.
Sunday, March 21st, 2004
12:45 am
I'm not technically part of SFSU's team yet, but I plan to join next year when I attend, anyway...

I qualified for State in TI!
NFL State will be in Diablosomewhereoranother near San Jose.
Just thought I would make a happy post.
Friday, January 23rd, 2004
4:59 pm
Does Anyone Read This Anymore?
I'm planning on attending sfsu as a freshamn next year and was wondering what the forensics atmosphere is up there. I compete in NFL tournaments down here in Ventura and was just sorta curious. If anyone has any info just respond or hit up my journal or whatevuh. Thanks!
Thursday, November 20th, 2003
9:27 pm
quote from practice
"I have no nonverbals and I rush through my verbals..."

At this point, Robert starts laughing his ass off saying, "it's so true..." he was almost crying he was laughing so hard...but he's right.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003
1:54 pm
the thought of this season unnerves me.
Thursday, June 26th, 2003
12:42 am
I got a duo partner
So Allen called me up today at the Speech camp for Logan and after talking to him and Robert, I'm seriously considering axing my plans for a POI and doing another duo with Robert along with the one currently in the works with Kevin. After going to the Bezerkely slam I came up with this coool azz idea that would be fucking devastating. It looks like along with a National Championship in Poetry that I'm as determined as all hell to get, I'm going to bring home the 1 and 2 duo's in the nation. I'm not just braggin, the concepts, people and talent are going to be fucking awe inspiring. My writing is seriously becoming the shit, so hop on now if you need a piece before i burn myself out!

Current Mood: hungry
Monday, May 19th, 2003
4:46 pm
Doug's Performing...come and be amazed
Sup 'm performing as a eatured poet next monday and here goes the official flyer if u want more info reply to this post and let me know if i should be expecting you. Plus I'm not getting paid for this but there will be a donation hat that would be passed around so don't get all Jewish on me and make me entertain you for free or else that's your ass...
Read flyer
"Loose Tongues at the Bazaar Café – the poems flow Monday May 26, 7-9 pm"

Come out for a great night! of entertainment, people, art, and community. The space is fun, live, and warm, the drinks and snacks are good whatever you’re having. The crowd is animated, great to watch, and full of energized SF and Bay Area people, And the poets and writers let loose with the words and rhymes, spicy and sweet and inspiring.

The time has come for LooseTongues, come have a taste! For our premiere, our first night, our coming out party, we have an amazing line-up of talent. Featuring:

**Amy MacLennan** -- published in Rattle, South Dakota Review,Confluence, and the recently released So Luminous the Wildflowers, An Anthology of California Poets (Tebot Bach). Amy once got paid with three pounds of whole bean coffee for a poem.

**Doug Mungin aka D Silence** -- newcomer to the bay area spoken word scene. Burst out the gate by qualifying for the Berzerkeley Semi-finals in his first two slams. Member of the slam group Thrown By Chinese Ninjas.

**Erica Geller** -- will be reading from her new book, Letters to America, being released next year by River Wood Books (find out more at http://www.letterstoamerica.net). She’ll share letters and perspectives from humans around the globe writing what they think and feel about the US. How do you feel about America?

**Amy Miller ** her poetry and fiction have appeared in many magazines, ranging from Borderlands and Rattapallax to Asimov's Science Fiction. Raised in California, Colorado, and Massachusetts, she's a cultural trainwreck.

… And your host ** Lorne Needle **, thrower of poems on love, politics and various licks on life; would be community-builder and social engineer; and rumored former large animal veterinarian.

The format: We start sharp at 7 pm, featured poets for most of the first hour. After a break the mic and floor pop open for anyone who’s got a poem or written work to share (five minutes max), and a Loose Tongue to work with. That means you - Come make us think or feel or jump with that thing you’ve written – and don’t worry, it’s good enough! Just find Lorne and sign the list to perform.

Join us on Monday night, May 26, 7-9 PM at the Bazaar Café, located at 5927 California Street / 21st Avenue in the Richmond District. Young people are welcome. For more info call Lorne at 516-1771, check the website -- http://www.bazaarcafe.com/ -- or call the Bazaar at (415) 831-5620.

Current Mood: dorky
Friday, May 16th, 2003
8:34 pm
mark my words
i will have a punk piece for next semester! the sketch is all in my head; i just have to write it out.

- and -

i got my register-mailer for next semester: it looks like i don't have a hold and i'm clear to register next semester! [we'll see :-P]
Thursday, May 15th, 2003
11:15 pm
Teams Token Black guy speaks
Since you lazy bastards won't do it I guess I have to start posting shit. I'm glad this season is over cuz I got tired of seeing all of your damn faces and luckily won't again til 3 months. Since Iwant to get away from 4n6 (noone ever do these initials again), I'm doing slam with Kevin now and are group of D,Silence (me) and Brian Chesco (kevin) named Thrown By Chinese Ninjas are doing slam in the bay area, i'm a couple of points away from qualifying for the berkeley sems so if anyone actually gives a flying fuck, back link me, do not call me, or email me cuz i will act like i didnt even receive that shit. Hopefully this would start some convos on this shitty community. Late

Current Mood: bitchy
Sunday, May 11th, 2003
4:35 pm
So, uh... Are people gonna post here... like, ever?

We should figure out who else on the team has an LJ. And then we should convince those who don't have one to get one. Because I'm bored and that would entertain me.

Monday, May 5th, 2003
9:10 am
so this is it!
welcome to the sf state forensics community! this is the forum that we can use to talk forensics talk. come on in!
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