Reading, Writing, and Reviewing Good Poems – by Melissa Donovan…
on Writing Forward:
I’ve always loved writing poetry. It’s a highly artistic and expressive form of writing. Poems can be intellectual, emotional, or abstract. Poetry can feel like a snapshot of a moment in time, or it can feel like a riveting three-hour film. Every poem offers a unique perspective and experience.
I believe that all poetry is good poetry, and here’s why: The very act of writing a poem, of expressing oneself, can be therapeutic and liberating. There’s value in that.
But then there’s the matter of craftsmanship. A poem can be valuable, to the writer or the reader, but does that mean it’s a work of good craftsmanship?