My name is K Benjamen, and I have engaged in the spoken word form of poetry for several years. Recently, I have grown into the desire to publish in more traditional (written) settings. Committing ink to paper (or pixels to screen?) for a readership is a new and, frankly, intimidating venture.
My strengths as a poet consist in conceiving powerful images and crafting strong meters.
My weaknesses are in my ability to structure lines well on a page, as well as, dare I say it, that stubborn concept of clarity.
I have some decent experience in critiquing creative work, though I've not done so consistently for some time. My best quality as a critic, and I think this comes from my experience in performing, is my understanding of how an audience will react. I tend to have a good sense of when an audience will become tired, or excited, or frustrated, or when they need a break. This is my primary lens to employ.
If you are interested in exchanging a poem to test the waters, please reach out. I will be glad to make it happen.