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F.O. Call is certainly a new poet for me, glad you are keeping him remembered, George.
The blog has become a place to find obscure poems by obscure poets. Itreally fell into that role by accident, but I agree that it's become its second-most important purpose. (Archiving my own poetry has to be #1, of course).
I like to delete my old shit...
but you keep trucking.
That reminds me, Richard: you still have two poems on PPB.
Right—old poems that should be taken down, as, they have since, been revised
several times over.
That is not an issue; unlike with a printed publication, I can substitute new versions of the poem for the old on the blog at any time.
I'm glad you gave me a reason, so I could give you an alternative (just as, when Jim complained about his and a line of text on his wiki, I made sure those were not on the wiki). However, you can have them removed for no reason if you want, AFAIC; as the reason is not important. That would be only for you to justify the demand; and you can't do that anyway.
As I see it, if you put poems up on the blog, we've made an agreement - given each other out words. I'd never remove your poems on my own initiative, because that would be breaking my word to you. Similarly, if you tell me to remove them, I will, but not by agreement; you'll be breaking your word to me. And you'll be classified as an backstabber, a snake in the grass, someone who can't be trusted.
In that light, feel free to make a formal request. A note here on aapc will be sufficient.
In that light,
However, if you ask me to remove them, I'll remove them. I don't need to know the reason.