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 |  Posted: 04/04/12 11:38 AM ET  |  Updated: 04/04/12 11:38 AM ET

Writer Wednesday: Tips On How To Make Your Poetry Stand Out

From Writer's Relief:

When submitting your poetry to journals or collections, keep in mind that you’re just one of hundreds of poets submitting to the same place. So the question is: How can you make sure that your poems make an impression? Fear not, your pals at Writer’s Relief are here to help and celebrate poetry month with some tips!

Be Concise.
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You know the saying "Less is more"? That often applies to poetry. It's the art of taking something big--a feeling, an emotion, an inspiration--and condensing it into carefully chosen words and pinpoint descriptions. The tighter and more precise your word choices, the more powerful each word will be.
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