Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Guessing a poet's age...

Can you guess the age of a poet just by reading her/his poems? I was wondering about this as reading other poet's blogs, who either don't have pictures of themselves or information about age. Because I typically imagine a voice and a face (albeit not necessarily detailed), a gender, an age with a poet even without explicit knowledge of it. Then I started thinking about what impression of age my poem's left people with.
Any one care to guess?

6 comments:

ozymandiaz said...

Jeeze, I can't guess anyones age after I have been sitting and talking face to face for hours. Never was good at that stuff. Sex, political affiliations, religion, and such I can ususally get. But age, not a chance...

ozymandiaz said...

p.s. I like your stuff so I blogrolled ya. Lucky you, hugh?

Rax said...

me neither. somehow the voice in the poems can throw one off.

Abzdragon said...

I think you can guess age. If they are talking about children or grandkids it gives an Idea but not a distinct Age. The problem is when poems sound more (or less) mature than the speaker actually is (age wise, not mentally).

I guess you're hmm... 35? lol... I have no idea

writerwoman said...

I think you a little over forty. There seems to be a maturity to your work. If you are younger I would just be more impressed.

Brian said...

Perhaps someday I will let everyone know, for now I think its better than no one does. I wouldn't want to dissapoint anyone ;)