Writing

How to Edit Poetry: 10 Tips for Editing Your Own Poems

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jul 28, 2021 • 4 min read

A poet’s work is a personal expression that uses figurative language to create imagery with words. But as with any creative writing process, poetry requires careful editing to ensure you’ve conveyed the theme you envisioned in a clear, concise way. Once you’ve finished your first draft, it’s time to begin the poetry editing process.