Very Bad Poetry

Very Bad Poetry by Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras 0679776222 9780679776222
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Writing very bad poetry requires talent.It helps to have a wooden ear for words, a penchant for sinking into a mire of sentimentality, and an enviable confidence that allows one to write despite absolutely appalling incompetence. The 131 poems collected in this first-of-its-kind anthology are so glaringly awful that they embody a kind of genius.From Fred Emerson Brooks The Stuttering Lover to Matthew Greens The Spleen to Georgia Bailey Parringtons misguided An Elegy to a Dissected Puppy, they mangle meter, run rampant over rhyme, and bludgeon us into insensibility with their grandiosity, anticlimax, and malapropism. Guaranteed to move even the most stoic reader to tears (of laughter),Very Bad Poetryis sure to become a favorite of the poetically inclined (and disinclined).

Author: Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 144

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1997-03-25


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