1. Your poem should be autobiographical in nature (it says something about you).2. You have used the writing process to revise and edit your poem. It is not a first draft. You have made changes to improve it and you are pleased with the final product.3. It is your own work. Your poem may be modeled after another poem, and you are encouraged to get help with revising and editing, but it should reflect your own ideas and thinking.4. You are submitting a poem because you want to, not because it is a requirement for a class assignment.
Note: Poems in languages other than English are welcome as long as you include either a translation or a summary explaining what the poem is about in English.