poetry is one of those forms that a lot of people find difficult to evaluate. the difference between william carlos williams and the kid in your grade one class who used to eat his paste can be a very fine one indeed.
people who take poetry seriously and who want to hone their poet's skills have found a new home on the internet, though. there are a plethora of sites where they can receive feedback, constructive criticism and encouragement from their peers. what a relief for those of us who grew up thinking that the poetry gene was inextricably linked to the dying alone and miserable gene.
below, i've excerpted some of the feedback on various poems from one such site, so any of you interested in participating in this sort of forum can see what you're in for. i have removed any names that were given and any reference to the specific site, as i don't want to make it seem like i am targeting one particular forum. no other edits have been made, it's just copy and paste.
THE EPITOMY OF WHAT POETRY SHOULD BE, (STANDING OVATION) ANYONE ONE SAYS ELSEWISE IS ENVIOUS IS ALL.. BRAVO MY DARLING
this reminds me of all my writing i keep in two big rubbermaid totes, and i always said if I die ill let everyone see them
Great poem. I especially like all of it. Bravo!
yr pom suks
WHat the fuck, u fuckin idiot, go shoot yourself u fucking useless piece of motherfucking cocksucking shit. u can burn in fucking hell and have even more pain than u do . trust me, fuck you
yeah I was just stating what it was from. The rest of you are the hight of douchebaggery
what a fag who writes GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this fuckin sux and you kno dont b mean to that 12 yerold cause u have no dick cus satan bit it off
ur head is broken, mind rapist.
ur weirdly retarded, if you want my take on it honey bunz.