Our poetry critiques are tailored towards each individual writer and project. Please note that we also offer an online Beginning To Write Poetry course, which we would advise newcomers to poetry take rather than seeking a critique at an early stage.
Comments are returned to writers via email. We would suggest opting for a small number of poems at first, as very often similar issues crop up repeatedly.
Our poetry tutors at Big Smoke include Jessica Traynor and Alice Kinsella.
If none of the packages below quite fit, please feel free to email us with details of your poetry-related project and a brief description of where you’re at with it.
Option 1 – Starting Out
This critique package is aimed at those seeking feedback on a small selection of poems (4 – max. 2 pages per poem).
Option 2 – Selection
Feedback on 8 poems (max. 2 pages per poem).
Option 3 – Collection
Feedback on 35-40 poems (book-length manuscript), both individually and in terms of their arrangement in the collection.