What to do with old poetry
Anyway, it reminded me of something I heard on NPR last week:
Joe Queenan's advice to aspiring writers is, "Don't write until you're 25. Don't write for the high school yearbook. Don't write for the college literary magazine. Don't write that stuff — you never had any experiences, you don't know anything, just shut up."I found a box of poems I wrote before I turned 25 years old while cleaning the house. I have half a mind to chuck it and focus on new material.
from The Writer's Almanac.