High School Poems in a College Writing Workshop

high-school-poemsPoems that you wrote in high school to celebrate a first love, work through a painful breakup, or say goodbye to friends at graduation may be of extreme personal value to you; but if such poems are historical artifacts — if you value them as definitive records of the way you felt at that time — they won’t work terribly well as submissions for college writing classes, since most professors will expect you to contribute in-progress poems for in-class writing workshop assignments. —Your High School Poems in a College Writing Class