Poetry Feedbackpoetic feedback
We' ve compiled a brief overview of hints and suggestions that we are hoping will help you give us feedback about someone else's poetry and how best to take it on in the class. To show someone else that you write can be a really frightening one. No matter how self-assured you are about your work, so many of the poetry you have in your books or files on your notebook is something many of us can worry about - even if we die for feedback.
Do you recall the author? Dividing work with another individual requires bravery, and you should always bear this in mind when you give your feedback. There is no need to tell lies or euphemise what you say, but keep in mind that poetry is not spelled in a void - there is a true individual, with genuine emotions, behind it, and being immediately repellent or negatively about a bit of work is neither useful nor friendly.
To say: "The structure of pictures in this verse is a little overpowering for me; just try to use one or two", or "the speech you use in the second verse is more informal than in the remainder of the verse, which I find confusing", is much more useful to the poets than "I like it" or "I'm not so avid.
I can' t say why I like/dislike it, I just do it,' because it doesn' t emphasize anything to the writer that he can recall for the next one. "Hating " or "I love" are not necessarily constructivist words, and you run the danger of a) ringing a little cliché, b) crashing a fast answer without really checking his reactions to it.
It'?s just a matter of subjectivity. Neither two writers will have exactly the same mind about a single passage of Scripture and, no matter how knowledgeable or experience you are, keep in mind that you are not the Oracles - and you should not be insulted if the critic you criticize does not agree with your proposals. It is often simpler to talk about the poem(s) with the author(s) in person; this way you can better express and better appreciate your thoughts and views than offering a one-sided perspective of the work.
So the more you browse, the better you spell - at least that's what we think. Recommanding a few poems to reading, listening or watching is a good way to round off a feedback meeting, especially if the work you are proposing is a good example of a writing method or practice that the critic you are fighting with.
Asks her for her own poetry advice. When you want to get feedback that is positive, sincere (and really, what's the point in everything else?), ask someone who can do just that. When you know that your mother, your sisters or your friends will only praise you, whatever you put under their nose, show them your letter, but don't count on them for real criticism!
Or you might consider whether you would like personal feedback, or whether you could profit more from a group of critics in which a small number of folks alternately reading and criticizing each other's work. Keep in mind that you should not be sharing your work with anyone unless you do.
It' okay to be a little jumpy, but if you are feeling a little uncomfortable about someone else doing your work or putting pressure on you to do it, don't do it. Her poetry doesn't have to concern anyone but you; not if you don't want it.
Prevent false feedback forums. We strongly advise that anonymity commentators seldom give useful or useful feedback on poems that you publish yourself on-line, and that this is best averted. Young Poets Network can track all commentaries on a text and make sure that only useful, affirmative feedback gets to the writer.
Don't just blink with what the other individual says - you probably won't even recall what was said when you did it. Accepting feedback about your work, however delicately formulated, can be difficult. However, if you can take a favourable view of critique, you will be in better shape to do so.
You will also make a more favourable impact on those who interpret your work than if you resentfully oppose or oppose its proposals and perhaps put yourself in a better stance to get more counsel and back. If you don't approve of their commentary (and there is no obligation to modify your work if you really don't approve of the feedback), be open, responsive and thankful for the individual who has given their free moment to study your work.