Community Feedback is our recurring column that provides an opportunity for our audience to get some quick, free & exceptional feedback on a new poem.
It works like this: we give the prompt and the link to our open submittable category.
The category closes in two weeks, and afterwards our editorial staff selects a poem to critique and comment on.
We publish the poem and the comments a month after the original post, and repeat the process.
PROMPT for May 25, 2018
The inspiration for this month’s prompt comes from the May issue of Poetry: “Ledger” by Jenny Xie.
Xie’s poem chops from line to line, bouncing the eye across periods like connecting dots, or the indentation of a sharp heel. The poem’s particular energy and tone relies heavily on the end-stopped line, as every single line ends with a period.
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