If you've never taken a poetry workshop before, it's normal for most people in one to suck. In a good one, you'll get two or three good people, a couple decent ones, and just one or two laughables. But the one I'm in now, damned if there aren't five or six oh my god! pieces each week, with the remaining 3-4 still being, hey, that's pretty cool!
Makes me feel like shit in a way I want to be good and productive.