06-17-2011 05:00 PM
The Legendary Graduate is written by the first ever person to publicly call themselves the Poetry Grandmaster, who also made the term available in the public domain, and on Urban Dictionary! See what a true Poetry Grandmaster is made of!
As defined on Urban Dictionary, a Poetry Grandmaster is someone who is proud of their work, and the title of Poetry Grandmaster is self-proclaimed by said poets. It takes many years of experience and a honed craft to be recognized as a true Grandmaster, so the title comes in various degrees, and I am a true Poetry Grandmaster, so buy or try The Legendary Graduate!
Thank you Lulus!
~Joseph D. Smith, The Poetry Grandmaster
06-18-2011 05:39 AM
Your book has no page numbers, the poems are in a tiny font and since it is a book of your poems then why is the title of each one followed with "by Joseph D Smith" which is surely a given?
The photograph on page 2 would be better cropped to remove the dark and distracting background, is that a bed you are leaning against? And a caption would explain who we are looking at and what the medal being held up is for.
06-18-2011 05:48 AM - edited 06-18-2011 05:55 AM
What? I don't get this "poetry grandmaster" thing at all. You say that it takes years of work to be recognized as one. Recognized by whom? Yourself?
As you say, the Urban Dictionary defines the phrase as "A self-proclaimed title for poets to show their pride in their poetic abilities." I should emphasize the "self-proclaimed" part of that. Which means that saying you're a poetry grandmaster is about as significant as giving yourself first prize in a contest in which you're the only judge.
The book itself needs to have something other than stock Lulu covers. And you misspelled "fiery" in your first poem.