2 Responses to “Learning from Bad Poetry”

  1. thesweetmaris June 7, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    During my second poetry workshop, our instructor gave us a list of things to avoid doing when writing a poem. I have that list taped inside a notebook, and like to review it from time to time. I also had another instructor advise us never to turn in something we had written in 10 minutes, and hadn’t edited.

    I’m so glad you mentioned feedback. There have been many times when I’ve written something–thinking the meaning was obvious–only to find out (from multiple people) that they had no idea what I was talking about. It’s important to not only ask fellow writers, but also people who don’t write (granted, it can be difficult to get more than a “I like it” or “it’s good” from non-writer friends).

    PS- I miss Write Club.

  2. Amanda Leek June 27, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Eeee! Your teenage poem is great and wow!
    What a perfect post about it all. I have learned 🙂

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