There are numerous communities throughout LiveJournal for writers of all kinds. Good writers and bad writers, the masters of the craft and the amateurs, poets and novelists. So what, you're probably thinking, the hell is the point of yet another one?
Because there's never too many safe havens for poets. omega_poetry is a workshop for people who are genuinely looking to improve their poetry. Upon posting, you will receive sincere reviews and critiques by the members of this community - the only downside is that nobody will tell you it's good when it ain't. Needless to say, if you can't take honest criticism, this not the place for you. If you want to be told that you're wonderful, go print out your poem and show it to your mommy. This place is for the people who aspire to be the pros.
Members are expected to review & critique on at least a semiregular basis. If you're going to be away for an extended period of time, please just let us know. While honesty is expected, please try and find something nice to say about each piece posted, as well. And most importantly, be polite! Not liking a piece is no excuse for rudeness, and improper, insulting, or offensive behavior will get you permanently banned. No warnings, no negotiations - this isn't a democracy.
For your first post, please include an introduction so I can add you to the community's memories! Posts are not required to be made friends only, but it is reccomended. With that said, welcome to the community! Enjoy your stay.