Sunday, January 01, 2006


See Black Mamba's original post about pō'ĭ-trē here.

Why audio poetry?

One, because we like poetry. Yeah okay, a couple of us will kill for poetry but the rest are normal beings. Two, we like listening to poetry. For some of us, poetry actually starts to make sense when we hear it recited.

Who runs pō'ĭ-trē?

pō'ĭ-trē is an independent, sovereign, democratic blog. All members get posting / voting / vetoing rights.

What exactly am I voting / vetoing?

Well, for example, you can vote on whether we should use Morgan Stanley or Goldman Sachs to be our underwriters when we go public.

Why should I become a member?

Not only do you get to post your poetry recordings, you also get to see your name displayed on the sidebar. And our annual members' meet happens at our headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska every January. So what are you waiting for?

How many members does pō'ĭ-trē have?

We are at three currently but a 300% growth is predicted over the next couple of months. Watch this space.

How do I become a member?

Three recordings and you are in. Send us three poetry recordings along with a write-up of each poem and we will send you your member packet.

How do I make recordings?

There are a couple of different ways to do this:

1. Windows Sound Recorder. If you have a Windows PC, this should be readily available at Start -> All programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment (or multimedia) -> Sound Recorder.

2. Audacity – You can download this über-cool open source recorder

We are always on the lookout for interesting recording software, so do let us know if you come across any.

Where do I send my recordings, requests, etc.?

Do you post only English poetry?

Nope, all languages are welcome. In fact, we would love to see some diversity here at pō'ĭ-trē. We also post translations if available.

Can I send in my own poems?

Nope, at this time we do not plan to post original poetry. Unless of course, you are Wendy Cope in which case you are more than welcome.


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