Recently, a reader found my blog by typing “how to figure out if your poetry sucks” in a Google search.
People find my blog through all types of searches, but I chuckled at this one.
Poets at all levels of experience worry about whether or not our poetry sucks.Often, as we contemplate our poetry, we experience gnawing doubts about our abilities as poets and about the quality of our work. However, the question of “how to figure out if your poetry sucks” tends to be a beginner’s question.
Experienced poets, whether we acknowledge it or not, usually know when our poetry sucks. But as a beginner, it’s natural to be confused by what makes a “good” poem.
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