2016-02-02 00:00:00 UTC
can be found here:
Writing poetry? Want to have it critiqued? Websites
providing online comment and critique can be found here:
This newsgroup (the one in which you're reading this
article) is a good place to discuss poetry. If you want to
post your own poetry for criticism, that's welcome, too.
(In fact, that's the original purpose of the newsgroup
alt.arts.poetry.comments.) But seriously consider Poetry
Free-For-All, described in the above link, as an
alternative. There are two reasons for this.
1. PFFA will require you to critique the poems of other
people if you want others to critique your poems. This
benefits you because it helps you develop a disciplined
eye toward your own poetry. Otherwise, it's just too
easy to get all creative, slap things on Usenet, and
wait for others to look at your work critically. Writing
without critiquing is rather like amblyopia. Being
forced to critique others' poems is like wearing a patch
over the good eye: over time, your critiquing will become
2. PFFA makes a serious effort to block trolls. You may
have noticed trolls in this newsgroup. They chip away at
enthusiasm and sap the spirit.
If you decide to stay here, please consider reading the
following helpful article about trolls:
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0000 (UTC)
On this day:
in 1882, Irish poet James Joyce was born;
in 1923, U.S. poet James Dickey was born;
in 1940, U.S. poet Thomas M. Disch was born; and
in 1942, Russian poet Daniil Kharms died.