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Do you enjoy composing poetry?
Are you grateful for feedback from your audience, but sometimes think your audience isn’t challenging you enough to fully help you develop as a poet?
Would it help you to grow and mature as a poet to have an honest, but admittedly non-expert, critique of your poetry to print out and burn for heat this coming winter?
Are you willing to have one of your poems published on this blog, along with just such a critique?
If that sounds like you, then I have great news! I myself — despite Teresum’s sensible protests and despairing sighs — have decided to indulge my hand as a critic of poems. Hopefully, a helpful one!
I’ve never done it before, and I’m not sure I really can, but I’ll give it a shot, if you will. I promise I’ll do my best with your work — whatever “best” turns out to mean.
Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your poem and a link to your blog or website (if you wish) so I can tell folks where to find your work.
Please Note: I cannot promise to criticize your poem because I am such a rank amateur that I might not even understand it — so no guarantees here! But if I do attempt a criticism, then I faithfully promise I will make every reasonable effort to be as helpful and honest as I can be. I’ll try to look at both the positives and negatives. And — above all else — I will shoot for giving you some nutritious food for thought.
Once again, simply email me at email@example.com with one of your poems and a website address. (If the poem is somewhat obscure, it would be very helpful if you’d clue me in to what you hoped to convey with it.)