Lights out, melt down, last stand, taps, whatever you want to call it, the great “Pee in the Pool of On-Line Poetry” on Clattery MacHinery has closed down the lid.

The great man himself, our Terreson, has not only cut off his nose inspite of his face but banned his supporters inspite of the cause. His friends, Thomas Brady, Desmond Swords and Christopher Woodman, have all been banned from Clattery MacHinery, and all their last posts deleted.

In the end, Terreson the reformer has betrayed everything he believed in. And why? Simply because his principles proved to be much less important to him than owning his one small idea — On-line Poetry Board Management was his thing, and his alone.

How absurd, what a waste — like a civil rights organization dedicated to protecting illegal aliens in America going to war with Amnesty International!

No more struggle for awareness on Clattery MacHinery then, no more high-minded action. Private ambition has retreated into the backroom to plan out a terrible reinvention. The maverick is now morphing into an establishment regular who will write anywhere as long as it makes him look good.

And you say you have troubles with cyber vandals, spammers, or critics and poets who won’t toe the line? Blog on fire? Give him a shout.

CLICK HERE to get in on the real On-line Poetry Board action.

Red in Michigan 1974

Terreson, On-line Fire Fighter, Poetry Hero

And for a whole lot more of Terreson’s secret talents, CLICK HERE.

The Pee in the Pool of On Line Poetry, by Terreson

In the past few hours, dozens of posts have been deleted from “The Pee in the Pool of On-line Poetry” thread on the much-respected  Clattery MacHinery website. Even worse than that, certain posts that were in the deleted section were then reposted after the event — obviously the ones that were favorable to the management. Finally, all the posts attempting to discuss the deletions were deleted in turn.

CLICK HERE to see the very last deleted section and arrive at your own conclusion about Clattery and Terreson — who simply couldn’t abide by the idea that anybody else could have worthwhile ideas about On-line Poetry Board affairs. It was their turf, after all — we were tangling with the original On-line Poetry Board Sherrif!

(Oh the arrogance! Oh the ironies! Oh the destruction of such positive impulses!)

By the same token, we would like to encourage posters here to keep it positive. We all make mistakes, we all get to the end of our tethers. If Clattery MacHinery would like to step back and clear the air, we would be delighted. We could take this article down in a trice and get back into real dialogue over there.

Ditto Blog:Harriet — how we’d love to work with the Poetry Foundation where it’s at and not way out here at the end of this long, lonely limb!

Christopher Woodman