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.