Wednesday Q & J: January 31, 2024

Q: Today’s Question comes from a reader/writer:

I’ve been thinking a lot about the difference between editing poems and editing stories recently: How do you know when a poem is done? Do you run it past a group of peers for feedback first, or is it just something you feel in your heart? When are you satisfied?


J: If possible, I have someone else who has not read it before,  read it (without rehearsal) aloud to me. And I can hear immediately what is missing or wrong.