Recently, I attended a college writer's workshop. I thought it'd be fun and we would do activities that involve writing and feedback. I was wrong. It was interesting. Kind of frightening because I was the only high schooler there, and the only people allowed to give feedback are those who have taken a college level creative writing class and are on the school's lit mag.
I've heard them tell quite a few people, including myself, that abstract and surreal words in poetry are bad to use. I never heard this before. Is that honestly true?
I can't imagine it could be because in 10th grade we were to find abstract words in poems, and were told to write a poem with abstract words. Plus, abstract (and surreal) poetry is an actual genre.