Category Archives: Poetry

Poems, and remarks on poems.

An article in the Washington Post discusses some problems with displaying poetry on e-readers.

An article in The Washington Post discusses some problems with displaying poetry on e-readers.  The article mentions some people  who have faced such difficulties.   The online version of the article unintentionally illustrates some of the problems — it displays a … Continue reading

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What the Fire Is — music by Katharine Key.

Some readers may find this new musical artist interesting:  What the Fire Is — an album of music by Katharine Key.   You can listen to some recommended pre-release tracks here: Humpty-Dumpty Softness Can Be Strength

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On formatting poems for e-readers — Part V. Use of TeXnicCenter to lay out PDF documents for print publication.

Click here to open the preceding post. TeXnicCenter is a software system available free of charge from http://www.texniccenter.org It provides facilities for using the LaTeX formatting language to prepare documents suitable for printing, such as books of verse and textbooks.  … Continue reading

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On formatting poems for e-readers — Part IV. Using the tools.

Click here to open the previous post. This post offers suggestions on two topics:  How you might choose a form for a poem so that it will display well on e-readers, and how to use Microsoft Word as an editor … Continue reading

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On formatting poems for e-readers — Part III. E-reader formats and conversion routines.

Click here to return to the preceding posting. Different e-readers require documents in different formats.  There is no universal standard.  Once a text has been formatted and laid out on a page using an appropriate editor, it must be converted … Continue reading

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On formatting poems for e-readers — Part II. Editors.

Click here to return to the preceding posting. This posting describes a technology for preparing poetry for e-readers:  Editors, including WYSIWYG [What You See Is What You Get] editors.   The editors are used to enter a text and lay it … Continue reading

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On formatting poems for e-readers — Part I. The nature of the problem.

E-READERS PRESENT SPECIAL PROBLEMS FOR FORMATTING POETRY. One of the challenges in preparing Farewell Rio for publication was to format the poem fragments at the head of each chapter in a way that would look right not only in the … Continue reading

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