Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Poetry

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Input sought

I've made a comment at Wikipedia talk:Notability (people)#Creative professionals guidelines pertaining to notability criteria for writers. I think members of this project (particularly those interested in contemporary poetry and living poets) could bring valuable perspectives to the discussion. Cynwolfe (talk)

Improving articles

Hi all, very new to editing, so please excuse me if this is not the correct place to ask! I'm wondering what the best way to connect with more seniors editors is in general, especially when thinking about editing articles? Right now, I'm specifically wondering about strategies to edit articles like & I've made notes in the respective talk pages for some suggestions but would love input. --Distancesarewhite (talk) 14:24, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Using the article talk pages is a good way to start. Consider also looking at the edit history of the page. If you see editors who have contributed a fair amount, you can reach out to them directly on their user page. Also, don't forget to be bold and just edit things yourself. If you really mess up, someone will help you. --Midnightdreary (talk) 18:04, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

James Thurber

I've read a laudatory comment on James Thurber's poetry, but unfortunately this was/is utterly uninformative. The article James Thurber doesn't mention his poetry. Would anyone care to investigate? (See also my comment near the foot of Talk:James Thurber.) -- Hoary (talk) 00:36, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Robert L. Jones needs atention

The article Robert L. Jones appears to be about two different poets with the same name, none of which appear immediately notable. The first Mr. Jones probably has the greater claim to notability, having a book published by the National Poetry Series (Wild Onion, 1984). I've found one review of Wild Onion here, but I've been unable to find significant bibliographic coverage beyond blurbs in anthologies (e.g. here and here (both in Spanish), the second one indicating his life span was 1945-1996. The second Robert L. Jones is described in 2000 as a freelance writer with a doctorate in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There should certainly not be one article for two different people, and hopefully more knowledgeable editors can evaluate the respective notability of these two, splitting them or omitting one if needed. --Animalparty! (talk) 02:25, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiproject

Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

A list of the relevant links on pages which fall within the remit of this wikiproject can be found at

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 18:02, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

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