1. Kramitdfrog

    Kramitdfrog Member

    Aug 14, 2013
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    Am I a bad poet?

    Discussion in 'The Art of Critique' started by Kramitdfrog, Oct 2, 2013.

    I have posted several poetry on this site. And so far have had little to no feed back what so ever. It actually, well it actually sucks. I thought I had done some really good work... wanted people to help me hone my skills but this page doesn't seem to cater for poets.

    So I am either a bad poet and no one is kind enough to tell me. Or this site really doesn't cater for poets.

    So I think I'll need some sites for people who actually help others with poetry because I'm actually getting no feed back on any of my poetry and actually seeing other poetry being critiqued right after mine. While my poems are completely ignored. If I'm bad tell me how to improve.

    Kermit :)

    Any other sites for poetry would be much appreciated.

  2. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    i'm sorry you have gotten no feedback or help here, kermit... i don't check the poetry section because i don't have time for all of the sections, but i do mentor aspiring poets and will be happy to have you email me what you consider your 3 best pieces, if you want an assessment of your skills...

    love and hugs, maia
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  3. JJ_Maxx

    JJ_Maxx Banned

    Oct 8, 2012
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    Sorry to hear that, Kermit.

    Poetry is difficult to critique. It is open to interpretation and doesn't require following any standards. The best you can do is read it and see if it makes you feel something.

    I've never posted a poem on here until I posted one to the latest contest. I don't expect to get too much feedback after the contest is over and I certainly don't expect to win.

    That being said, there are strictly poetry forums out there you just gotta search for them. I can't link here because it's against the rules. ;)

    Good luck!

    ~ J.J.
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  4. ladybird

    ladybird Senior Member

    Jul 7, 2013
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    I can offer critique on your poetry. Please PM me and we can discuss.
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    I understand you feel ignored, but I think you're placing too much importance on receiving critique, and reading too much into the lack of it.

    It's nice to get feedback, but you'll actually grow more as a writer from giving critique than from receiving it. Moreover, giving critique is totally under your control - no waiting required. What you discern in other people's writing will give you insight into your own work.
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