Section 10: Evaluation
Tips on editing and critiquing your own work and the work of others.
Read it out loud.
Get an editor.
Avoided Yoda-speak is to be.
Imagine a creep reciting your poem.
All poetry is bad.
Try to understand what is behind criticism.
Learn to criticize your own work, before anyone else can.
Dont let your ego get in the way of communication.
Find another poet to work with for mutual critiques.
Never critique anothers work without explicit permission.
If you do critique...
Have a safety valve for criticism.
As a critic, make your thinking explicit.
Be kind to your critics with information.
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