I have always written bad serious poetry.
In 2000/2001, I wrote 13 Suicide Stream. These poems were written in a stream of consciousness and made only minor alterations for spelling or tense. Otherwise, this is how they came to me and came to be.
I kept them exactly as they were written as that was the focus of the exercise, to empty my head on to paper.
I put them all together in one volume. Two years later, I finished Poems for Anaesthesiacs which was a more concerted effort still using the stream technique with little or no editing.